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Sexual Misconduct

If you have been a victim of sexual misconduct (see definitions for more information) please see How to Report or Campus Resources for additional information and resources.


Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act

Enacted as an amendment in 2013 to the federal Jeanne Clery Act (1990), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act, or simply SaVE) requires institutions of higher education to implement specific policies, procedures, and training related to sexual violence and intimate partner violence. In an effort to build accountability and transparency throughout the university, the SaVE Act makes mandatory various education programs for both students and employees, with an emphasis on increasing awareness regarding victims' rights and conduct proceedings.

The SaVE Act not only serves to complement the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (enforced by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights), but was originally signed into law on March 7, 2013, by President Obama as a component of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.

In conjunction with the training materials provided at registration and on campus, the related series of webpages found here serve as additional educational material concerning Fontbonne University's policies and compliance with both the SaVE Act and Title IX.


Fontbonne University and Title IX

In compliance with Title IX, Fontbonne University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, gender orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability in employment or in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other programs and activities.  Furthermore, Fontbonne University prohibits retaliation against anyone who either opposes unlawful discrimination, assists or participates in an investigation of a complaint of discrimination, or exercises that person’s rights under any law that forbids discrimination. Please see Fontbonne's Institutional Policy on Discrimination and Harassment for more information.


Fontbonne University's Title IX Coordinator

All inquiries regarding the application of policies for the prevention of sexual harassment or sexual violence under Title IX should be referred to Fontbonne's Title IX Co-Coordinators: 

Gary Zack
Vice President for Finance and Administration Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 719-8017
Fax: (314) 719-8023
E-mail: gzack@fontbonne.edu

Mark Pousson, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Services
Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 719-3627
Fax: (314) 719-3614
E-mail: mpousson@fontbonne.edu


Additional Resources from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights:

Harassment and Bullying

Pregnancy and Parenting


Sexual Violence

Students with Disabilities and Extracurricular Athletics

Protecting Students with Disabilities from Bullying