Syllabus statement

Title IX Resources

As an instructor, one of my responsibilities is to help create a safe learning environment on our campus. It is my goal that you feel able to share information related to your life experiences in classroom discussions, your written work, and our one-on-one meetings. I will seek to keep information you share private to the greatest extent possible. However, for the safety of other students, I am required to share information regarding sexual misconduct or information about a crime that may have occurred on our campus under the Title IX Educational Act of 1972, which prohibits violence, harassment, and discrimination based on sex and gender. This definition of gender-based violence includes sexual assault, rape, dating/domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, harassment based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, stalking, cyber-stalking, etc.

If you or someone you know experienced such a crime, you have options for support.

Options for reporting, support, and accommodations (no contact, change in housing, assistance with classes and professors).

  • Title IX Coordinator: Kim Steiner (276) 944-6112 or
  • Dean of Students (276) 944-6528
  • Campus Police (276)-944-6222
  • Report Tips on the LiveSafe App

Report Off -Campus

  • Call 911 or contact the local police department (276-525-1300).
  • Get a sexual assault forensic exam by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) nurse. Our local facility is Johnston Memorial Hospital (276-258-1000).

On-Campus Confidential Resources

If you want to talk to someone confidentially, the following people and organizations can offer support and are not required to report to university officials. They will help you understand all your rights and options. If you are not sure whether to remain confidential, this is a good place to start.

Powell Resource Center: 276-944-6144

Spiritual Life: (276) 944-6125

Health Services: (276) 944-6219

 Off-Campus Confidential Resources

  • Campus Conduct Hotline: 1-866-943-5787
  • Bristol Crisis Center: 800-273-8255
  • Abuse Alternatives: 423-764-2287
  • Family Resource Center: 800-613-6145
  • Action Alliance: 800-838-8238; Text: 804-793-9999