The University of Tennessee at Martin is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment free from Sexual Harassment (including Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking), Sexual Exploitation, and Retaliation (collectively, “Prohibited Conduct”). Prohibited Conduct will not be tolerated and will be grounds for disciplinary action up to and including suspension from the University and termination of employment.
The primary purposes of this Policy on Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence and Stalking (“Policy”) are to: (1) define, eliminate, prevent, and remedy the effects of Prohibited Conduct; (2) identify care, support, and reporting options for students and employees; (3) explain the obligations of employees to report Prohibited Conduct to the University; and (4) identify the grievance procedures the University will follow to thoroughly, equitably, and promptly investigate and resolve reports of Prohibited Conduct.
This policy implements the requirements of Title IX, Title VII, and the Clery Act with respect to Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking including amendments to the Clery Act made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) but not including proposed VAWA regulations published in the U.S. Department of Education’s notice of proposed rulemaking, 79 Fed. Reg. 35418-35460 (June 20, 2014).
Title IX Officer's Responsibilities
Developing programming, training, and events that promote healthy relationships, encourage bystander intervention, prevent sexual violence, support survivors, and foster a respectful campus community.
Addressing and investigating reports of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking, and working through the conduct process with those impacted by these types of cases.
Providing support to students, faculty, and staff who are impacted by sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, and retaliation.
Updating and revisions to the UTM Policy on Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking, regularly to ensure it reflects current UTM campus goals and values.