George Fox University is committed to providing a Christ-centered community that fosters a safe living, learning, and work setting for students, employees, and visitors. A core value of this institution is to maintain a respectful environment for all individuals that is free of the following:
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Assault
- Domestic Violence
- Dating Violence
- Sexual Exploitaion
- Harassment & Discrimination
- Bias-Related Incidents & Hate Crimes
These behaviors and actions are contrary to the mission, values and Lifestyle Standards of our community, and are violations of federal and/or state law. It is our firm belief that engaging in any aspect of this behavior is inappropriate for members of the George Fox community.
These policies are for graduate/DPS students in any program, at all campuses and sites of George Fox University. Undergraduate students should see the Student Handbook for comparable applicable policies. Additionally, while many aspects are pertinent for faculty, staff and administrators, employees should see appropriate sections in the employee handbook. The following outlines addressing the aforementioned policies, reporting mechanisms, venues for help and support, complaint procedures, and other important aspects of prevention and response.
Campus Awareness and Education
Awareness and educational efforts are important aspects towards preventing and responding to incidents that may arise. These include the following:
- Graduate/DPS orientation session designed to educate students regarding the outlined behaviors, University policies and expectations, and essential reporting and resources.
- Residence Life offers self-defense workshops on an annual basis on the Newberg Campus in September and October.
- Campus safety precautions are reviewed yearly and appropriate upgrades are implemented.
- Flyers, posters and other educational documents are posted yearly in prominent locations on campus.
Title IX & Campus SaVE Act Training for Students & Employees
Undergraduate students, Graduate/DPS students and Employees must participate in an online course designed to educate our community in the areas of Title IX & the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act).
The student course helps students to better understand and develop skills around bystander intervention, consent, healthy relationships, the effects of alcohol, social norms and reporting assaults.
The employee online course(s) trains faculty, staff and administrators on topics including: understanding social norms, perpetrator behavior, victim blaming, cautions for risk-reduction, reporting offenses, investigative procedures, victim rights, and sexual harassment.