Baylor University is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment, and in compliance with federal law has adopted policies and procedures to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual violence including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. These guidelines apply to all students, faculty, staff, contractors and visitors.
Baylor’s Commitment to Address Sexual Violence, Domestic vIolence, Dating Violence and Stalking
Baylor University does not tolerate sexual misconduct or abuse, such as sexual assault, rape or any other forms of nonconsensual sexual activity; relational violence or stalking. All of this conduct in any form violates the Student Code of Conduct, University policies and may violate Federal and State Laws. Violations of this policy are subject to disciplinary sanctions through the Office of Judicial Affairs and/or those outlined in applicable University policies. The University provides the following rights to all sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking victims:
• Baylor University will facilitate the process of the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office payment of the sexual assault forensic exam. The Texas Crime Victim Compensation Act may allow for payment of any related medical expenses.
• The Baylor Police Department employees a crime victimization liaison that is available to all victims of violent crimes. They provide support and guidance to victims and enable them to receive advocacy, information, and assistance both judicially and academically.
• University Police are active participants in the McLennan County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). This is to ensure victims are provided the appropriate care in a timely fashion and with only well trained professionals.
• Baylor University also has a Sexual Assault Advocacy Board. The Board works on prevention measures and after incident care issues.
• On campus counseling services are available to students through Counseling Services.
• A procedure is in place that may allow the victims of violence to retroactively withdraw from a semester or individual courses.