Information for University Employees Who Are Contacted About An Incident of Sexual Misconduct

  1. Does the student need medical attention?
    Panther Clinic:  (417) 873-6300
    Cox North Emergency Room:  (417) 269-3000
    Emergency:  (417) 873-7911

  2. Is there a safety risk to the student or the campus?

    If so, contact Safety & Security at (417) 873-7911

  3. What should you tell a student who discloses an incident of sexual misconduct?

    Before a student reveals information that he or she may wish to keep confidential, you should make every effort to ensure that the student understands the following:

    • Tell the student that you are required to report the name of the recipient of the unwelcome behavior and the perpetrator involved in the alleged incident of sexual misconduct, as well as relevant facts regarding the alleged incident (date, time, and location) to one of the Title IX Coordinators.  So while they may want to talk to you, make sure to let the student know that you will cannot keep the information confidential.

    • Tell the student that they may talk confidentially to counselors in the Student Counseling office and the University Chaplain, who are not required to report or reveal any personally identifiable information, and that there are also off-campus advocacy resources.  Explain to the student that if, after talking with the confidential resource, they decide to proceed with a report and allow their name to be used in investigating the complaint, they may do so any time by contacting one of the Title IX Coordinators.

    • Tell the student that they have a right to make a complaint to the university, that the university must investigate the complaint promptly and thoroughly, and that you can assist them in contacting a Title IX coordinator to make a complaint.  If a crime is involved they have a right to report the crime to Safety & Security or local law enforcement.  Safety & Security personnel can assist the student in contacting local law enforcement.

    • Tell the student that once the information is reported to one of the Title IX Coordinators, the student may request that the school maintain his or her confidentiality and not reveal his/her name to the alleged perpetrator, or request that the school not seek action against the alleged perpetrator.  If the student does not wish to seek action against the alleged perpetrator, the Title IX Coordinator will make every effort to respect that choice, considering among other things, the university’s responsibility to protect the student and provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all students.

    • Tell the student if they do seek university action against the alleged perpetrator that there are protections against retaliation and that strong responsive actions will be taken if any retaliation occurs.

    • Provide the student with the handout of Confidential and Non-Confidential Resources as you are helping them understand their options and encourage them to talk to one of the on-campus resources, either confidentially or non-confidentially.

  4. What must you report to one of the Title IX coordinators?
    • Name of the recipient of the unwelcome behavior
    • Name of the alleged perpetrator (if revealed by the student)
    • Names of any other people who were involved or may have witnessed the alleged incident (if revealed by the student)
    • Date of the alleged incident
    • Time of the alleged incident
    • Location the alleged incident occurred
    • Other relevant details the student may have shared with you

  5. Who are the Title IX coordinators?

    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    Tijuana Julian, Executive Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
    Findlay Student Center 201
    (417) 873-7215

    Deputy Coordinator
    Charles Taylor, Director - M.A. Communication Program
    Shewmaker Communication Center 138
    (417) 873-7391