Saint Louis University

As a Catholic, Jesuit educational institution, Saint Louis University is committed to fostering a safe and supportive environment conducive to the academic pursuit and healthy personal development of all persons. All members of the University community share responsibility for fostering this environment by adhering to standards of conduct. Any form of sexual misconduct is a serious violation of these standards and will not be tolerated.

It is the University's desire to create a supportive climate that will encourage individuals to report incidents of sexual misconduct. The Sexual Misconduct Policy is designed to achieve the following goals:

  • Provide prompt and compassionate support services.
  • Provide a comprehensive framework in which the needs and decision of all parties concerned are central in determining further administrative response and assistance.
  • Create a campus environment that both facilitates and expedites the prompt reporting of sexual assault.
  • Cultivate a climate of community empowerment and education in which behaviors that contribute to sexual misconduct are not tolerated.
  • Ensure that appropriate steps are followed when sexual misconduct is reported.
  • Protect the rights of the Reporting Party, the Accused Party, and other parties involved in or affected by the case.

What is sexual misconduct?

"Sexual Misconduct" refers to a wide range of behaviors and encompasses any sexual behavior that was committed without consent. Sexual Misconduct may vary in severity and consists of behaviors including, but not limited to, the following categories that violate Saint Louis University's Sexual Misconduct Policy, Harassment Policy, and Community Standards as well as a person's rights, dignity, and integrity.  Sexual Misconduct includes (but is not limited to) sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, dating/relationship violence, and domestic violence.

What is consent?

"Consent" is an affirmative, conscious decision - indicated clearly by words (e.g. saying "yes") or action - to engage in mutually acceptable sexual activity. 

A person is not able to give effective consent if an individual is:

  1. Incapacitated because of alcohol or other drugs
  2. Sleeping or unconscious
  3. Physically forced to participate
  4. Intimidated, coerced, threatened - even a perceived threat - isolated or confined

Who is the Title IX Coordinator?

Anna Kratky
Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity 
DuBourg Hall, Rm 36 
314-977-3886 , 

The University's Title IX Coordinator is the person responsible for overseeing all sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault complaints at the University. The Title IX Coordinator is also responsible for conducting an annual report and review of all complaints to identify and address any patterns or systemic problems within the University community.

In addition, the University has designated the following individuals as Deputy Title IX Coordinators:

Dean of Students             Donna Bess Myers, Assistant Dean of Students
                                         Busch Student Center, Room 356
Dean of Students             Lisa Israel, Assistant Dean of Students
                                         Busch Student Center, Room 356

Athletics                            Arike Mercer, Assistant Athletic Director
                                         Chaifetz Arena, 2nd Floor


Office of Institutional         Michelle Lewis, Director
Equity and Diversity          DuBourg Hall, Room 36 

                                          Kim LaGrand-Moorehead, Equity Officer
                                          DuBourg Hall, Room 36

                                          Kim Sahr, Equity Officer (Title IX)
                                          DuBourg Hall, Room 36

Madrid Campus                 Marta C Maruri Valle Iturriaga
                                          SLU-Spain, Foreign

Law School                        Shannon Morse, Assistant Dean
                                          Scott Hall, 10th Floor, Room 1008C

Nursing School                  Cathy Koetting, Assistant Professor
                                          School of Nursing, 2nd Floor
                                          314-977-8940, 314-780-7663 (cell),

Professional Studies         Troy Turnipseed, Associate Dean
                                          Brouster Hall, 1st Floor

International Services        Annie Cavedine, Director
                                          Des Peres Hall, Room 102


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