This policy governs the conduct of Baylor University students, regardless of enrollment status; faculty; staff; and third parties (i.e., non-members of the University community, such as vendors, alumni/ae, and visitors).
Third parties are both protected by and subject to this policy. A third party may report potential policy violations committed by a member of the University community, and the University will take appropriate steps to investigate and respond. A third party who is accused of violating University policy may also be permanently barred from the University or subject to other restrictions for failing to comply with this policy.
This policy applies to conduct that occurs:
For every report, the Title IX Coordinator will review the circumstances of the reported conduct to determine whether the University has jurisdiction. The University will, however, take reasonable action to support a complainant through interim remedial measures and will assist a complainant in identifying external reporting mechanisms.
Baylor University’s Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Interpersonal Violence Policy prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, intimate partner violence, and retaliation. All forms of prohibited conduct under this policy are regarded as serious University offenses; and violations result in discipline, with the possibility of separation from the University. Some forms of prohibited conduct may also violate state and federal laws, and criminal prosecution may occur independently of any disciplinary action imposed by the University.
This policy sets forth the procedures that will be used to investigate and respond to reports of prohibited conduct. The University will respond to reports about prohibited conduct with measures designed to eliminate the conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy any adverse effects of the conduct on individuals, members of the campus community, or University-related programs or activities. In addition, the University may impose interim restriction(s) prior to the conclusion of the investigation to provide a complainant with continued access to University programs and activities and protect individual and campus safety.
Baylor University’s disciplinary resolution process is prompt, fair, and impartial. Investigators and review panel members are trained annually regarding the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Interpersonal Violence Policy which encompasses Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) topics.
As detailed in the Policy, the language of which controls in specific cases over the language of this summary, Baylor’s procedures for cases that fall within the scope of the Policy:
Disclaimer: These key points are intended to provide a general overview of Baylor University’s Title IX process, which is governed by the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Interpersonal Violence Policy, in effect August 26, 2019.