Title IX Policies & Procedures

Sexual Assault, Dating & Domestic Violence, Stalking & Harassment Policy

John Brown University is committed to the preservation of human dignity, and is concerned about the possibility of harassment, whether sexual, racial, ethnic, or any other type. Harassment in any form - verbal, physical, or visual - is against university policy and will result in immediate disciplinary action.

The full policy can be found in the Student Handbook and in the Employee Handbook.


If a sex offense, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking has occurred there are several options:

Emergency Response:

Contact your local crisis center.

Campus Reporting:

  • Contact the Title IX Coordinators:  André Broquard 479.524.7229 WSC 143; Amy Fisher 479.524.7128 Chapman 26; TitleIXCoordinator@jbu.edu
  • Contact Campus Safety at 479-215-5000 (24/7) or, to report anonymously, fill out this online form.


JBU will take steps to prevent retaliation and will take strong responsive action if it does occur.


Sexual conduct is nonconsensual if it is offensive or not requested or invited. Silence, acquiescence or failure to complain prior to or during the conduct does not imply consent. Coercing someone into sexual activity via unreasonable verbal or emotional pressure violates consent the same way as physically forcing someone into sex. When alcohol or drugs are being used a person is unable to give valid consent if they cannot fully understand the details of a sexual interaction (who, what, when, where, why or how). Individuals who consent to sex must be able to understand what they are doing.


Harassment includes, but is not limited to: slurs, threats, derogatory comments, unwelcome jokes, teasing or sexual advances that create an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s performance or otherwise negatively affects an individual’s opportunities.

Sexual assault is attempted or unwanted sexual activity, including rape. (See consent section.)

Domestic violence includes offenses committed by someone the victim is or has been married to or cohabitated with, or person similarly situated (i.e. roommate, sibling, etc.).

Dating violence is violence by a person who has been in a romantic or intimate relationship with the victim.

Stalking is conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for her, his, or others’ safety, or to suffer substantial emotional distress.

Exploitation occurs when an individual takes sexual advantage of another person for his/her own or others’ benefit. 



Contact Title IX Coordinators

(André Broquard or Amy Fisher) at TitleIXCoordinator@jbu.edu or 479.524.7229 or 479.524.7128.

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