Sample Syllabus Statements
As an instructor, one of my responsibilities is to help create a safe learning environment on our campus. I also have a mandatory reporting responsibility related to my role as a faculty member. It is my goal that you feel able to share information related to your life experiences in classroom discussions, in your written work, and in our one-on-one meetings. I will seek to keep information you share private to the greatest extent possible. However, I am required to share information regarding sexual misconduct or information about a crime that may have occurred on Purdue’s campus with the University. Students may speak to someone confidentially by contacting the Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education (CARE) at 765-495-CARE (2273).
In the event that you choose to write or speak about having survived sexualized violence, including rape, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, Purdue policies require that, as your instructor, I share this information with Erin Oliver, Purdue’s Title IX Coordinator. Erin or her trusted colleague will contact you to let you know about accommodations and support services at Purdue as well as options for holding accountable the person who harmed you. You are not required to speak with them.
If you do not want the Title IX Coordinator notified, instead of disclosing this information to me, you can speak confidentially with the following people on campus and in the community. They can connect you with support services and help explore your options now or in the future.
- Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE), available 24/7: 765-495-CARE (2273).
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), available 24/7: 765-494-6995
- Student Health (PUSH): 765-494-1700
- MHA Crisis Center, available 24/7: 765-742-0244
If you are a survivor or someone concerned about a survivor and need immediate information on what to do, please go to https://www.purdue.edu/sexual_assault/index.html.
If you want to include a blanket statement regarding the University’s prohibition of sexual harassment, you could add the following:
Purdue University is committed to providing all community members with a learning and work environment that is free from sexual harassment and assault. You have options for getting help if you have experienced sexual assault, relationship violence, sexual harassment, or stalking. This information can be found at https://www.purdue.edu/sexual_assault/index.html.