Know Your Title IX Rights

Obtaining Information Support, and Assistance, Filing a Complaint
Baptist Health Sciences University prohibits sexual harassment and strives to provide a place of work and study free of sexual harassment and sex and gender-based discrimination. Where sexual harassment has occurred, Baptist will act to stop the harassment, implement measures designed to prevent its recurrence, if appropriate, and discipline and/or take other appropriate action against those responsible.

The University is committed to the safety and security of the students and employees in our campus community and will provide appropriate treatment, support, and information to any student or employee who may be harmed by an act of sexual harassment.

I. Options Immediately Following the Event
A number of resources are available to you for confidential advice, support, and information in the immediate aftermath of an incident.

Seeking Medical Attention:

  • Dial 911

University Resources:

  • University Counselor 22600 on campus, or (901) 572-2660

Community Resources:

  • Concern  (901) 458-4000, or 800-445-5011 24/7 for after-hours crisis
  • Sex Crimes Unit, MPD (901) 545-5330
  • Sexual Assault Resource Center (901) 272-2020

Supportive Measures:
The University shall provide, without fee or charge, supportive measures (temporary and/or ongoing) as reasonably available. Students who are complainants, respondents, and witnesses may make requests for supportive measures to the Title IX Coordinator, who will help identify all available options and determine which measures to take to support the student.

II.  Seeking Protective Services
Title IX Coordinator
In all instances in which Sexual Harassment is found to have occurred under our policy, the Title IX Coordinator, Adonna Caldwell, 1003 Monroe Ave., Memphis TN 38104 Room 201A Collaboration Building, along with the Dean of Students and Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation (BMHCC) Human Resources, where applicable, will take appropriate steps to end such conduct, prevent its recurrence, and redress its effects.

Protective Order
If you obtain external orders of protection (e.g. restraining orders, injunctions, protection from abuse), please notify the campus Security Department or the Title IX Coordinator so that those orders can be observed on campus.

  • Campus Security 22468 on campus, or (901) 572-2468
  • Title IX Coordinator  22592 on campus, or (901) 572-2592

III.  FILING a COMPLAINT
You are not required to file a report immediately. However, it is important to preserve any evidence of the incident. For your safety and well-being, immediate medical attention is encouraged. If you choose to have an evidence collection kit completed, it is important to be examined as soon as possible, ideally within 72 hours.

University Complaint
Individuals who believe they have been subjected to sexual misconduct (the complainant or “alleged victim” if not the complainant) should report the incident promptly to the Title IX Coordinator, Dean of Student,s and Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation (BMHCC) Human Resources.

Criminal Complaint
You are not required to file a criminal complaint. However, if you choose to, you may file by contacting local law enforcement. A criminal complaint is governed by applicable criminal statutes.

IV.  University Response
Baptist University is committed to providing ongoing sexual harassment primary prevention, awareness, and risk reduction programs and training for the entire BHSU community. Sexual misconduct by any faculty member, staff member, student, or a third party who is a participant in a university-sponsored program, event, or activity, is a violation of both state and federal law as well as university policy and will not be tolerated at Baptist University. BHSU is committed to responding to sexual misconduct and is required by federal law to investigate all allegations and take any remedial action deemed necessary to preserve your safety and that of our community.