Sanctions & Protective Measures
Campus Conduct Hotline is a confidential, anonymous way to alert administrators of unsafe or unethical behavior BEFORE it spirals out of control.
If a violation of this policy is proven by a preponderance of the evidence (i.e., that it is more likely than not that sexual harassment occurred), immediate action, including protective measures, will be implemented to end the harassment and prevent its reoccurrence. The recommended action will depend on the degree of control TLU has over the respondent and the nature, frequency and severity of the substantiated sexual harassment. In all instances, the Title IX coordinator or a deputy coordinator will follow up and communicate with the complainant at the conclusion of the hearing process.
Depending on whether the respondent is a student, teacher, staff member, or third party, sanctions can include a verbal warning, written reprimand, a no-contact order, short-term or long-term suspension, expulsion, or dismissal/termination. Counseling for the complainant and respondent will also be considered as remedial action. In addition, the following protective measures may be imposed following a final determination of rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking:
Protective or remedial measures
Available protective and remedial measures include, but are not limited to:
a. Providing an escort to ensure that the complainant can move safely between classes and activities;
b. Ensuring the complainant and perpetrator do not share classes or extracurricular activities;
c. Moving the perpetrator or complainant (if the complainant requests to be moved) to a different residence hall;
d. Providing comprehensive, holistic victim services including medical, counseling and academic support services, such as tutoring;
e. Arranging for the complainant to have extra time to complete or re-take a class or withdraw from a class without an academic or financial penalty; and
f. Reviewing any disciplinary actions taken against the complainant to see whether there is a causal connection between the sexual violence and the misconduct that may have resulted in the complainant being disciplined
Any sanction imposed on the perpetrator of sexual assault or harassment that relates directly to the victim, such as a “no contact” order, transfer to different classes or housing, or a suspension will be disclosed to the complainant. The perpetrator will not be notified of the individual remedies offered or provided to the complainant other than no-contact orders. In cases of alleged sexual violence, the result of the hearing and any sanction imposed with disclosed to both parties regardless of whether the hearing concludes an assault was committed.
Texas Lutheran University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Bernadette Buchanan, Title IX Coordinator, 830-372-8060. TLU's Title IX policies are outlined at www.tlu.edu/titleix.
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.
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