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University Policy & Procedures

The university has adopted a policy that prohibits sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The policy applies to students, faculty, and staff. View the policy (pdf).

The policy

  • describes prohibited conduct for students, faculty, and staff;
  • explains multiple options for reporting sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking to the university;
  • identifies employees, called “Mandatory Reporters,” who are obligated to report information they receive concerning prohibited conduct to the university;
  • describes 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 the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects on a complainant or the university community;
  • identifies resources for complainants;
  • describes the university’s prevention and awareness programs relating to sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking; and
  • implements the requirements of Title IX and the Clery Act (including  amendments to the Clery Act made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act).

The policy reflects changes from the August 19, 2015, policy. An interim policy was in effect during the 2014-15 academic year.

The university encourages anyone who has feedback or questions concerning the policy to contact the Title IX coordinator at oed@utk.edu.

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