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Title IX


Freed-Hardeman University is committed to providing a variety of welcoming and accessible ways for members of the Institution Community to report instances of alleged Sexual Misconduct.

Individuals should take care to preserve evidence of sexual misconduct, which is of paramount importance in offering proof of misconduct. They should not bathe or wash clothing. Individuals should seek medical attention. If the incident occurs after normal business hours, a Security Officer or a Residence Hall Supervisor will procure transportation to an appropriate medical facility to be examined and treated by a physician.

All Individuals are strongly encouraged to report alleged incidents of Sexual Misconduct immediately to the Title IX Coordinators and/or local law enforcement. Each victim has the sole discretion, however, to decide whether or not to file a police report or to pursue civil action against the alleged Respondent.

All individuals will have access to Institution and community resources regardless of whether or not they decide to report an incident to local law enforcement.

Freed-Hardeman University expressly prohibits sexual violence, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment of students, faculty, and staff. These behaviors are unlawful and may subject those who engage in it to University sanctions as well as civil and criminal penalties. Freed-Hardeman University is committed to providing an environment of study and work free from gender discrimination, sexual misconduct, and sexual harassment and to ensure the accessibility of appropriate grievance procedures for addressing all complaints.

Download the Title IX Complaint Form or a obtain paper copy in Student Services.