Sexual Misconduct and Title IX
Boston University is committed to maintaining a safe and welcoming environment that is free of harassment and discrimination against any person on the basis of their sex or gender. BU members have the right to learn, work and thrive in a safe, and supportive environment free from sexual misconduct and discrimination.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a portion of a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual misconduct, on university campuses. Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Behaviors that may violate Title IX include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, stalking, dating or relationship violence, sexual exploitation, or retaliation.
The University will respond promptly and effectively to address all reports of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct involving members of the campus community. The University provides confidential resources and options to support students, faculty and staff. We encourage those who have been impacted by or know someone who has been impacted by sexual harassment and/or other sexual misconduct to speak to the University Title IX Coordinator or her designee about the reporting options, resources and support available.
Annual Security Report
By October 1 of each year, Boston University publishes a campus security report for each of its campuses, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act.
The Clery Act requires institutions to publish an annual report which includes crime statistics for the prior three years, policy statements regarding safety and security measures, including fire safety, a description of campus crime prevention programs, and procedures to be followed in the investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct.
The Annual Security Report can be viewed here.