Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Policy

Sexual assault is a serious violent crime. It is a crime of hostility and aggression, as well as a violation of human dignity. Sexual assault is also a very sensitive crime which is unique in its physical and mental impact upon the alleged victim. When it occurs at Bellarmine University, it is also a flagrant violation of University standards and will not be tolerated. The Bellarmine University community expects its members to treat other persons with respect and dignity and will not tolerate any form of sexual assault or sexual misconduct. Wanton, unacceptable conduct will be addressed severely for the good of the students and the academic community.

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As a member of the Bellarmine University community, we encourage all Bellarmine Knights to be courageous in the prevention of intimate partner violence and sexual misconduct on our campus. We hope this website and resources will be helpful to you in getting the support you or someone you know may need. For more information about any of the resources here, please contact any of the following Title IX Policy Response Team Members:

Lynn Bynum, Title IX Coordinator
Chief Human Resource Officer
lbynum@bellarmine.edu or 502.272.8236 
Centro, Horrigan Hall 202B (CNHH-202B)

Elizabeth Cassady
Assistant Dean of Students 
ecassady@bellarmine.edu or 502.272.8150 
Centro, Treece Hall 225K (CNTH-225K)

Dr. Mark Wiegand
Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
mwiegand@bellarmine.edu or 502.272.8368
Miles Hall, 314A (MILE-314A)

Emergencies

If you are in an emergency during standard hours of operation (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.), please contact the Dean of Students Office at 502.272.8150 or the Office of Public Safety at 502.272.7777. 

If you should experience an emergency after normal office hours or during the weekend, contact the Office of Public Safety at 502.272.7777. You may also contact the Center for Women and Families Crisis Line at 1.844.237.2331 or call 911.

Confidentiality

Any campus community member seeking support but not wishing to make an official report to the university may visit a health care provider, counselor, or clergy member on campus.

For confidential medical information, please contact Health Services at 502.272.8493.

Students: For confidential counseling services, please contact the Counseling Center at 502.272.8480.

Faculty and Staff: For confidential counseling services, please contact Wayne Corporation at 502.451.8262.

For confidential spiritual support, please contact Fr. John Pozhathuparambil, OFM Conv. or Fr. George Munjanattu, OFM Conv. at 502.272.8051.