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

Ron Sutherland, Special Assistant to the President
Sickler Hall 118

Other Resources

Jon Cavanagh (Confidential Resource), Campus Pastor
Boren Campus Center 251

Taylor University Counseling Center (Confidential Resource)
Boren Campus Center 257

Jeff Wallace, Chief of Campus Police
Boren Campus Center 175

Taylor University Health Center (Confidential Resource)
1801 South Main Street, Upland, IN

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