Anderson University affirms its commitment to Christian higher education and a work/learning environment that encourages and enables individuals to strive for excellence. Sexual misconduct is damaging to this environment, and a violation of law and university policy. The conduct standards and expectations for those who choose to be part of the Anderson University community are informed by the University Core Values and our Church of God heritage (see the Anderson University Ethos Statement). Student, faculty and staff handbooks contain specific conduct expectations and policies.
Sexual misconduct in any form will not be tolerated and will be dealt with promptly. When an allegation of misconduct is reported, protective and other remedial measures will be used to reasonably ensure that such conduct ends, is not repeated, and the effects on the victim and community are remedied, including serious sanctions when a responding party is found to have violated this policy.
Title IX Coordinator
The university has appointed a Title IX Coordinator responsible for implementing the Anderson University Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures. The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of Human Resources. The university’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of the sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct policy. The Coordinator reports to the Vice President Finance and is housed in the office of Human Resources. Questions about this policy should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. Anyone wishing to make a report relating to discrimination or harassment may do so by reporting the concern to the university Title IX Coordinator:
Marie Morris, Interim Title IX Coordinator
Additionally, anonymous reports can be made by victims and/or third parties using the online reporting form at anderson.edu/hr/misconduct or the reporting hotline at (855) 270-3684. Note that these anonymous reports may prompt a need for the institution to investigate.
Individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination also have the right to file a formal grievance with government authorities:
Region V Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1427
Chicago IL 60661
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (312) 730-1704
TDD#: (877) 521-2172