Sexual Misconduct

Augustana College believes that sexual misconduct is a violation of not only an individual’s rights and dignity; it is an act that affects the entire campus community.  These policies, procedures and resources have been developed with guidance issued by the United States Department of Education and its Office of Civil Rights.  Title IX of the  Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., has specific requirements for colleges and universities which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Sexual misconduct, as defined by Title IX, is a form of sex discrimination.



Augustana College Sexual Misconduct Policy, Procedures, and Resources

The College has established procedures for reporting, investigating and resolving sexual misconduct reports. The Dean of Students Office administers the process involving student reports of misconduct. The Human Resources Office is responsible for reports involving faculty, staff and third parties.  Students experiencing sexual misconduct committed by a faculty, staff or a third party should contact either the Dean of Students Office or Human Resources Office for information about complaint procedures.

Sexual Misconduct Complaint Process

The following information presents a general outline of procedures for addressing sexual misconduct complaints. Augustana College has adopted these procedures to promote a community free from violence, threats and intimidation.

Augustana College Advocates

The College provide all students with an advocate as the complaint process moves forward.

Confidential & Reporting Resources

If you have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault or inappropriate sexual behavior, the following resources are here to support you.

Note: The College is continuing a process of review of its sexual misconduct policies and procedures to ensure that processes, protocols and resources are in compliance with guidance issued by the United States Department of Education. During this process, the content on this website supersedes all print documents and will serve as the essential resource for current information about policies, procedures and resources.

Notice of Nondiscrimination:  Augustana College is committed to providing equal access to and participation in employment opportunities and in programs and services, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age or disability.  The College complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and other applicable laws providing for nondiscrimination against all individuals.  The College will provide reasonable accommodations for known disabilities to the extent required by law.
Student inquiries or concerns may be directed to the Vice President for Student Services at 605.274.4124, or email  Other inquiries or concerns may be directed to the Vice President for Human Resources at 605.274.4110, or email