• Title IX Information

    Notice of Non-Discrimination

    In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Hardin-Simmons University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, genetic information, or military service in employment. Under state and federal law, the University may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purpose.

    The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC §1092(f)) (“Clery Act”) which requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. This includes recent amendments to the Clery Act under the Campus SaVE Act and Violence Against Women Act, which deals with incidents of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.

    Filing an Incident

    If the incident(s) involve sexual assault or rape on or off campus, please immediately contact the HSU Police Department (325) 670-1461. You are also strongly encouraged to contact the campus Title IX Coordinator, Megan Baldree (325) 670-1831.

    What should I do if I believe a Friend has been assaulted or harassed?

    If you experience, observe, or hear of an incident involving sexual harassment or violence in any way, you should report the facts to the Title IX Coordinator, Megan Baldree.

    Immunity for Victims

    Hardin-Simmons encourages the reporting of sexual misconduct. Sometimes, victims are hesitant to report to college officials because they fear that they themselves may be charged with policy violations (such as visitation, underage drinking, or sexual activity) at the time of the incident. To encourage reporting, HSU offers victims immunity from policy violations related to sexual misconduct.
    Hardin-Simmons University has a zero tolerance policy concerning sexual harassment or violence of its student or employees. The university will investigate all allegations of harassment.

    Where to Report?

    Students, faculty or staff are encouraged to report any sexual misconduct directly to the Title IX Coordinator, Megan Baldree. Moody 219, (325) 670-1831.

    Confidential Resource

    The Office of Counseling Services offers free, confidential counseling to students. While faculty and staff are mandatory reporters to the Title IX office, the Office of Counseling Services does not have to disclose reports unless the client gives permission. To make an appointment, visit Moody 2nd floor, call 325-671-2272, or email counseling@hsutx.edu.

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