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Mentoring, Title IX, and Sexual Misconduct

Mentors and faculty are obligated to follow Title IX policies to protect students from discrimination. Report sexual misconduct involving students immediately to the Title IX Office.

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states:

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

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One key area where employees and faculty have specific Title IX obligations is in their prevention of and response to sex-based harassment, including sexual violence. The university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and Title IX Office are positioned to address all issues in this important area.

University employees who become aware of or reasonably suspect any incidents of Sexual Misconduct must promptly report the information to the Title IX Coordinator. Any concerns related to the following should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator:

-Dating/Domestic Violence
-Sexual Assault
-Sexual Harassment

Suspecting Concern for a Student

It is not your responsibility to find out if your suspicions are correct, but it is your responsibility as an employee of BYU-Idaho to report all suspicions or knowledge of sexual misconduct or harassment to the Title IX Office.

Reporting in a Timely Manner

Not reporting a situation that will help a student is dangerous. Never hesitate to report a situation right away, whether you know the full details of an incident or you are only suspicious of sexual misconduct.