Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policies
The University of Indianapolis is committed to the support and safety of our students by fostering a supportive learning community. Sexual misconduct in any form undermines the trust and respect essential in an institution of higher learning and represents a breach of specific provisions of the student code of conduct. UIndy is committed to connecting students to resources they may want or need, while respecting their decision regarding how to proceed. Students have access to resources that are completely confidential, such as the Health and Counseling Center or Crisis Centers, as well as assistance with filing formal complaints with the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs or UIndy Police.
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. The University of Indianapolis must comply with Title IX.
What is sexual violence?
Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent (e.g., due to the student’s age or use of drugs or alcohol, or because an intellectual or other disability prevents the student from having the capacity to give consent). A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion. Sexual violence can be carried out by other students, school employees or third parties. All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
Title IX Coordinator at UIndy
In accordance with Title IX regulations, the University has a designated Title IX Coordinator. Questions regarding Title IX may be directed to this person, who is responsible for receiving student complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, sexual violence or other sexual misconduct.
Title IX Coordinator at UIndy:
Office of Student Affairs
Schwitzer Student Center 210
If you have experienced sexual violence, sexual assault, or sexual harassment, we encourage you to see a confidential counselor in the Health and Counseling Center and/or contact UIndy Police or the Title IX Coordinator if you would like to file a formal complaint. If you would like to remain anonymous, we encourage you to fill out the form below.
Any individual may make an anonymous report concerning an act of sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking or intimate partner violence. An individual may report the incident without disclosing his/her name, identifying the respondent or requesting any action. Depending on the extent of information available about the incident or the individuals involved, however, the University's ability to respond to an anonymous report may be limited. The Anonymous Reporting Form can be found here.
The Title IX Coordinator will receive the anonymous report and will determine any appropriate steps, including individual or community remedies as appropriate, and in consultation with the Director of Campus Safety, compliance with all Clery Act obligations.
If you know of someone who has been sexually assaulted, remember RISE.
Refer-Refer to on- and off-campus resources.
Inform-Inform survivors as soon as possible that you will do what you can to respect their privacy, but if you are a UIndy employee, let them know that you cannot ensure complete confidentiality.
Confidential responders include the staff the Health and Counseling Center (317-788-3437) and our University Chaplains (317-788-2106).
Here is what you can say about your responsibilities as UIndy employee:
"It sounds like you are about to share something important. Before you continue I would like to let you know my limits to confidentiality. I will always do what I can to respect your privacy; however, I cannot guarantee confidentiality. If you would like to speak to someone who can maintain full confidentiality, I would be happy to support you in doing so and can help connect you to those individuals. If you would like to continue speaking with me, I may need to consult with others after this conversation and provide identifying information regarding what you have shared. Do you wish to continue?”
Safety-Are you or someone you know in immediate danger or risk of harm? If so, contact UIndy Police at 788-3386.
Empower- Provide options about resources so that the survivor can make informed choices. DO NOT make decisions for the survivor.