The University of Tennessee at Martin is committed to creating and maintaining a learning, living, and working environment free from all forms of Sex Discrimination, including Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking. Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence will not be tolerated and will be grounds for disciplinary action up to, and including, permanent dismissal from the University and termination of employment. If you are a survivor of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking, please know that you are not alone.
This policy describes prohibited conduct; explains multiple options for reporting Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence; sets forth the procedures the University will follow for promptly, thoroughly, and equitably investigating and resolving reports of Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence in order to eliminate Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence, prevent their recurrence, and address their effects on Complainants or the University community; identifies resources for Complainants; and describes the University’s prevention and awareness programs relating to Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence.
This policy implements the requirements of Title IX, Title VII, and the Clery Act with respect to Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence, 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).
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 Misconduct, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation regularly to ensure it reflects current UTM campus goals and values.
UTM’s policy Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking