Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Taylor University seeks to provide a safe, nurturing environment free from sexual harassment, assault, and any form of sexual violence. The biblical reality that all humans are created in God's image and are, thus, of immeasurable value and worthy of respect and protection drives our efforts. Ensuring a safe environment free from sexual violence is essential to our commitment to foster spiritual and personal development in our students.
Taylor University takes discrimination and sexual violence very seriously. Any report or question regarding Title IX or the University's policy, which prohibits discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and relationship violence, should be directed to one of the Title IX officers listed below.
Title IX Coordinator
Jesse Brown, Dean of Students
Boren Campus Center 221
Title IX Deputy Coordinators
Scott Barrett, Director of Residence Life
Boren Campus Center 222
Jess Fankhauser, Assistant Director of Athletics
Second Floor Odle 209
Rhoda Sommers, PhD, Dean, School of Social Sciences, Education & Business
Ayers Hall 110C
Ron Sutherland, Special Assistant to the President
Sickler Hall 118
Jon Cavanagh (Confidential Resource), Campus Pastor
Caroline Poland (Confidential Resource), Director of Counseling Center
Jeff Wallace, Chief of Campus Police
Taylor University Health Center (Confidential Resource)
1801 South Main St., Upland, Ind.
Local Off-Campus Resources
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
Information and referrals for victims of rape, sexual assault, dating, and domestic violence.
A Better Way 24-hour crisis hotline (Muncie): (765) 288-4357