- Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
- President's Diversity Council
- Diversity & Affirmative Action Training
- AA/EEO Statement
- Affirmative Action
- Hate Crimes & Bias-Related Incident Protocol
- Sexual Misconduct Policy
- Complaints and Grievance Procedure
- Contact Institutional Equity and Diversity
Sexual Misconduct Policy
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:
- Incapacitated because of alcohol or other drugs
- Sleeping or unconscious
- Physically forced to participate
- Intimidated, coerced, threatened - even a perceived threat - isolated or confined
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:
Student Development: Mona Hicks, Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students
Busch Student Center, Room 350
Leanna Fenneberg, Assistant Vice President
Busch Student Center, Room 350
Human Resources: Justin Lacy, Human Resources Consultant
Wool Center, 1st Floor, Room 166
Athletics Arike Mercer, Assistant Athletic Director
Chaifetz Arena, 2nd Floor
Office of Institutional Kim Sahr, Equity Officer (Title IX)
Equity and Diversity DuBourg Hall, Room 36
Link to Policy