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Chapter 7: Sexual Misconduct and Intimate Partner Violence

NOTE: During the 2020-2021 academic year, the University will be establishing and operating under guidelines and protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which may change over time in light of the evolving nature of the pandemic. These guidelines and protocols will be communicated to students through other mechanisms and not through the Student Handbook. Students are expected to abide by any and all University guidelines and protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In some circumstances, these guidelines and protocols may supersede provisions in the Student Handbook. 

Vanderbilt University's updated Sexual Misconduct and related policies, which detail the new Title IX process, effective August 14, 2020, are available on the Title IX Office website and below. 

2020-2021 Sexual Misconduct Policy

2020-2021 Formal Grievance Protocol

A copy of the 2019-2020 Sexual Misconduct and Intimate Partner Violence Policy is available in the Student Handbook archives and below.

2019-2020 Student Handbook (Second Edition)