Sexual Misconduct & Sexual Violence

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
  • Stalking
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • 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 unacceptable and will not be tolerated by members of the George Fox community. 

These policies are for Graduate/George Fox Connect students in any program at George Fox University.  Undergraduate students should see the undergraduate student handbook (studenthandbook.georgefox.edu) 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 next section of the handbook addresses the aforementioned policies, reporting mechanisms, venues for help and support, complaint procedures, and other important aspects of prevention and response.

It’s also important to note that University personnel are prepared to assist students who need support and help because of trauma they have experienced before becoming a student or at other times when they have been away from George Fox (i.e. summer break or other breaks in the academic calendar).