A student may file a complaint of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking under the University’s Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy by submitting a Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Form to the SMU Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Institutional Access and Equity.
- The Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy is online in the University Policy Manual, smu.edu/policy, and on the Office of Institutional Access and Equity website, smu.edu/iae.
- To file a complaint of Title IX sexual harassment, please complete the Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Form. To make a third-party report of Title IX sexual harassment, please complete the Title IX Sexual Harassment Third-Party Report Form. The form can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; submitted in Perkins Administration Building, Room 204; or mailed to the SMU Title IX Coordinator, P.O. Box 750200, Dallas, TX 75275-0200.
The Title IX internal grievance process includes an investigation of the allegations, a hearing, sanctions if a student is found responsible, and an appeal process. Pending the outcome of the grievance process and to protect the safety of the SMU community, the University may impose interim protective steps, such as no-contact orders, campus restrictions and temporary suspension.
Students involved in a sexual harassment case may qualify to receive amnesty for other violations of the Student Code of Conduct, such as alcohol violations, as outlined in the Conduct Review Process. The investigation will focus primarily upon the allegations of sexual harassment.
For more information about this process or to file a grievance, contact the SMU Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Institutional Access and Equity at 214-768-3601 or email email@example.com or consult the Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy.