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Addressing Sexual Misconduct The Butler Way

Butler University was founded on the principle that everyone deserves an excellent education. Pursuant to our institutional values and the federal law known as Title IX, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in any aspect of its operations, including admissions and employment. Sexual misconduct is one form of discrimination on the basis of sex or gender.

Sexual misconduct includes sex- and gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

There are two prongs to the University’s efforts to address sexual misconduct: prevention and response. Learn more about reporting sexual misconduct to the University.


There are many resources available to individuals who have experienced sexual misconduct, both on and off campus. This page outlines those resources, including confidential resources on campus.

Report an Incident

An individual who has experienced sexual misconduct has the option of reporting to the University and/or law enforcement. Learn more about each of those options here.

University Policy

The Butler University Sexual Misconduct Policy governs the University’s response to sexual misconduct. Here, you will find the Policy and documents summarizing the Policy and process.

Information for Employees

Most University employees are expected to report to the University when they’re made aware of an incident of sexual misconduct. This page explains that expectation and provides tips for responding to a disclosure of sexual misconduct.

Prevention and Education

Learn more about Butler’s education and outreach efforts related to sexual misconduct.

Federal Laws

Several federal laws govern how institutions of higher education, including Butler, address sexual misconduct.