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.
REPORTING AN OFFENSE
If a sex offense, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking has occurred there are several options:
Contact your local crisis center.
- Northwest Arkansas/Siloam Springs Area – Northwest Arkansas Rape Crisis Center (NWARCC) 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-794-4175
- Fort Smith Area – Crisis Intervention Center 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-359-0056
- Little Rock Area – Center for Healing Hearts & Spirits Crisis Hotline: 1-855-643-5748
- Contact police (from the area where the assault happened).
- Go to a primary care physician. If the assault happened in the past, you can follow up with a primary care physician.
- 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.