Fontbonne University is committed to a safe and healthy campus environment. The University will not tolerate any form of sexual misconduct or relationship violence as covered in the below linked Sexual Misconduct Policy or outlined below. Related Fontbonne University policies and supplemental materials can also be accessed below. Please access these materials for information on policy, reporting options, contact information and various other on/off campus resources.
Fontbonne University is committed to promoting an environment that supports its educational mission and preserves the safety and dignity of its members. All members of the University share responsibility for fostering this environment by adhering to standards of conduct. Sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking, is a serious violation of these standards. Sexual misconduct is also a form of sexual harassment as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment as found in the Student Handbook. The University will, as with any form of sexual harassment, take appropriate steps to prevent the recurrence of any sexual misconduct, and to correct its discriminatory effects on the complainant and others. The University will not tolerate any form of sexual misconduct or relationship violence as covered in this policy.
This Sexual Misconduct Policy is directed toward the following goals:
Fontbonne University, in accordance with Title IX, prohibits retaliation against anyone who either opposes unlawful discrimination, assists or participates in an investigation of a complaint of discrimination, or exercises that person’s rights under any law that forbids discrimination. Examples of retaliation include, but are not limited to, intimidation, threats, stalking, coercion or discrimination, whether in person, via social media or through third parties.
This policy applies to all behavior in which the accused party is a student, faculty, staff or non-university affiliated party. When the accused is a Fontbonne student, trained staff in Student Affairs will conduct the investigation and resolution per the procedures contained within the current Code of Student Character and Conduct. When the accused is a faculty or staff member, the alleged misconduct will be investigated and resolved per the procedures in the Institutional Policy on Discrimination and Harassment. In the event that the accused party is a third party or other non-university affiliated party, Fontbonne will take appropriate corrective action and determine the appropriate manner of response consistent with the goals of this policy. Law enforcement will be contacted if and when appropriate.
This policy also applies to all acts where the conduct occurs on campus, occurs in the context of university programs or employment; or occurs off campus and has continuing adverse effect on the campus or university in the context of university programs or employment.
All inquiries regarding the application of policies for the prevention of sexual harassment or sexual violence under Title IX should be referred to Fontbonne’s Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator, as listed below: