BHSU’S Title IX Team is Here for You

Your Title IX Team is here to receive, respond to, and resolve all reports of sexual misconduct and concerns about gender equity that affect our BHSU community members. Our role is to eliminate, prevent, and redress all known instances of prohibited gender-based misconduct, like sexual violence, stalking, or relationship violence. We are charged with investigating reported misconduct and other gender-equity concerns; supporting the people involved; implementing measures to maximize campus safety; and promoting everyone’s ability to live and learn at BHSU in an environment free from gender-based discrimination.

We Can Help You

  • Obtain and connect with resources 
  • Seek protective measures such as No Contact Orders and Abuse Prevention Orders
  • Organize interim support measures such as housing or academic accommodations
  • Connect with the on-campus student conduct process and local law enforcement
  • Respond to allegations of retaliation By providing transparent and accurate information about your Title IX rights, BHSU’s Title IX obligations, and our processes and procedures

 

Your Title IX Rights

  • You have the right to live and learn free from gender discrimination. 
  • You have the right to file a complaint via BHSU’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.
  • You have the right to request a criminal investigation with law enforcement.
  • You have the right to interim support and reasonable protective measures to help you continue to live and learn, for instance a housing or academic modification.
  • You have the right to understand that BHSU is required to undertake a prompt and thorough investigation of all reports of sexual misconduct. 
  • You have the right to request and obtain a No Contact Order and to receive information about Protection Orders. 
  • You have the right not to be discouraged in your use of resources, processes, or support and to report to a Title IX Administrator if your rights have been violated. 
  • You have the right to be free from retaliation for exercising your rights. 
  • You have the right to access on- and off-campus support and health services. 
  • You have these rights regardless of your race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, or any other protected class. 

SPEAKING UP...

If you are ready to speak privately about your experience or to report any gender-equity concern, you may speak with any member of our Title IX Team. Our Title IX Team makes every effort to protect the privacy of all individuals. Speaking directly with a Title IX Team member or to a Mandatory Reporter initiates a Title IX response as detailed on the below. Additionally, with the exception of confidential resources, ALL BHSU Staff and Faculty Members are Mandatory Reporters of Information Related to Sexual Misconduct.When Mandatory Reporters become aware of information regarding sexual misconduct they are required to share what they know with the BHSU Title IX Team who in turn are required to notify local law enforcement.

BHSU Staff & Faculty Members

ALL BHSU Staff and Faculty Members (with the exception of confidential resources) are Mandatory Reporters of Information Related to Sexual Misconduct. When Mandatory Reporters become aware of information regarding sexual misconduct they are required to share what you know with the BHSU Title IX Team who in turn are required to notify local law enforcement. We know that conversations surrounding sexual misconduct and harassment are sensitive in nature.

If someone discloses misconduct to you, we recommend you use the BHSU Title IX Intake Form which was created to assist faculty and staff responding to disclosures.

BHSU Title IX Intake Form
Seven Step Title IX Process