Samford University

Student Handbook: Students' Rights and Responsibilities

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Title IX Sexual Misconduct Policy: Retaliation


It is a violation of University policy to retaliate against any person making a complaint of sexual misconduct/relationship violence or against any person cooperating in the investigation of alleged acts of sexual misconduct. Certain retaliatory acts may also subject the perpetrator to criminal prosecution.  Retaliation includes, but is not limited to, intimidation, threats or harassment against any complainant or third party. Individuals who are alleged to engage in retaliatory tactics may face disciplinary action independent of the sanction or interim measures imposed in response to the underlying allegations of sexual misconduct or relationship violence. Any acts of retaliation should be reported promptly to the appropriate Title IX coordinator.