Sexual Misconduct Policies, Prevention and Resources

Campus and community resources

SMU's main concern is for the safety, health and well-being of our campus community. When sexual misconduct occurs, it is critical that campus community members obtain help.

In cases of sexual assault, dating violence or domestic violence, students are urged to obtain medical care and contact police as soon as possible.

The following resources are available to all students, including students who have been accused of sexual misconduct, witnesses in these cases and friends of students involved in these cases.

 

CAMPUS RESOURCES

Please note: To the extent possible, the following campus officials will protect the privacy of all parties involved in a report, but are required to report cases of sexual misconduct to SMU’s Title IX Coordinator for follow-up. In addition, the following officials are some of the persons at SMU who are required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, to serve as Campus Security Authorities and notify SMU Police when a case of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking has been reported. However, they are not required to provide the name of the person reporting the case.

SMU Police

For 24/7 emergency help and criminal reporting, call 214-768-3333 or pick up a blue-light phone on campus.

SMU Title IX Coordinator

For internal grievance information and reporting, call 214-768-3601 or email accessequity@smu.edu.

Office of Violence Prevention & Support Services

For support and information about resources and options, call 214-768-4512 or email preventviolence@smu.edu.


CONFIDENTIAL CAMPUS RESOURCES

Please note: The following resources must honor confidentiality, except under very limited circumstances such as an imminent threat of danger to self or others.

Counseling Services

For confidential counseling, call 214-768-2277 (an emergency contact number is provided at all hours).

Chaplain's Office

For confidential counseling, call 214-768-4502.

 

CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

For medical care and a forensic exam that preserves evidence, call 214-345-6203.

The Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC)

For confidential counseling and assistance, call 972-641-7273 (24-hour hotline).

 

ANONYMOUS REPORTING

Those who wish to anonymously report information may call the SMU Police Silent Witness Program at 214-768-2TIP (2847) or submit a report online through the Silent Witness Form at smu.edu/2tip.

Anonymous reports also may be emailed to accessequity@smu.edu or mailed to the Title IX Coordinator, P.O. Box 750200, Dallas, TX 75275-0200.