Sexual misconduct, including Title IX sexual harassment and other gender-based misconduct.
Getting Support & Reporting Sexual Misconduct
Protection from Discrimination & Harassment
Bryn Mawr College is committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from sexual and gender-based discrimination. Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in any federally funded educational program or activity, and forms the basis for Bryn Mawr's policies and resources regarding sex discrimination.
The Bryn Mawr College Sexual Misconduct Policy prohibits Title IX sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Bryn Mawr's Policy is more extensive than Title IX, and also covers other gender-based misconduct.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you feel you have experienced, witnessed, or become aware of behavior or activity that may be sexual misconduct under the College's Sexual Misconduct Policy, you can get help from the College’s supportive resources and services, including guidance on how to file a report about the incident or behavior. You do not have to get anyone else’s approval or validation to ask for help or file a report.
If you have questions about consent, visit the What Is Consent? page. If you would like to learn more about behaviors that fall under the College's Sexual Misconduct Policy, visit the Sexual Misconduct Policy PDF.
If you have experienced sexual misconduct, you are not required to report. It is your choice.
If you have witnessed or become aware of sexual misconduct, and you are NOT an employee of the College, you are not required to report. It is your choice.
If you are an employee of the College, you are a responsible employee, and you are required to report if you witness sexual misconduct or if it is reported to you. Visit the Am I a Responsible Employee? page for more information. Please note there are limited exceptions for the College Chaplain and College medical and counseling practitioners, who, unless they believe there is a health or safety emergency, either for the reporter or a third party, can be contacted confidentially and will not report without permission.
A Sexual Misconduct Report is a notice to the College, which ensures that the incident or behavior will be addressed and documented by the College. Reporting sexual misconduct is one way community members can seek help.
Resources and support, like medical care and transportation to receive medical care, counseling, and/or assistance in filing a police report with the Lower Merion Township police are additional ways that the College can support community members. College staff are available to help community members decide what steps they would like to take. You do not need to file a formal report in order to get support and resources.
First, go to the Get Help & Support page. That page walks community members through all the different ways to get help, including filing a report.
Next, if you wish to file a report (or if you are an employee required to file a report), go to the Report Sexual Misconduct page. That page walks community members through the process.
The Get Help & Support page lists offices and individuals that would be helpful to a community member when deciding whether to file a report.
Yes, you may file an anonymous report. The College provides an online reporting form where individuals can decide whether to identify themselves and/or other parties. See the Privacy and Confidentiality page for more information.
The College makes every effort to safeguard the privacy of all individuals involved in a report, meaning information is shared only with those who need to know it in order to provide help or investigate a report, or in the event of a health or safety emergency.
The Survivor’s Bill of Rights explains your right to be taken seriously, be treated with dignity, have access to services and help, and more.