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Addressing Sexual Misconduct The Butler Way

Butler University was founded on the principle that everyone deserves an education, regardless of race or gender. This principle continues to be central to our campus mission today, and informs our work in preventing and responding to sexual misconduct.

Sexual misconduct includes sex- and gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. If you are interested in helping prevent sexual misconduct at Butler, there are many ways to get involved. If you have experienced sexual misconduct, there are many rights, options, and resources available to you. We encourage you to explore this site for more information.


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 includes a list of those employees with reporting obligations and 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.