Wake Forest University expects all members of its community to act in respectful and responsible ways towards each other. Wake Forest University is committed to providing programs, activities and an educational environment free from sex discrimination. This Student Sexual Misconduct Policy sets forth resources available to students, describes prohibited conduct, and establishes procedures for responding to reports of sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other unwelcome sexual behavior).

As a recipient of Federal funds, Wake Forest is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S. C. § 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities. Sexual misconduct, as defined in this Policy, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

This policy addresses complaints of sexual misconduct where the accused is a student of Wake Forest University. Complaints relating to sexual misconduct by a member of the University faculty or staff may be reported to the University’s Title IX Coordinator. Details regarding Wake Forest’s policy directed at sexual harassment by employees may be found at http://www.wfu.edu/hr/policies/II-3.pdf.