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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
765-998-5344
Boren Campus Center 221

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

Scott Barrett, Director of Residence Life
765-998-4917
Boren Campus Center 222

Jess Fankhauser, Assistant Director of Athletics
765-998-5317
Second Floor Odle 209

Rhoda Sommers, PhD, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Education & Business
765-998-5108
Ayers Hall 110C

Ron Sutherland, Special Assistant to the President
765-998-5118
Sickler Hall 118

Other Resources

Jon Cavanagh (Confidential Resource), Campus Pastor
765-998-5360
Boren 251

Caroline Poland (Confidential Resource), Director of Counseling Center
765-998-5222
Boren 257

Jeff Wallace, Chief of Campus Police
765-998-5396
Boren 175

Taylor University Health Center (Confidential Resource)
765-998-7520
1801 South Main St., Upland, Ind.

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