Sexual Misconduct Policies, Procedures & Resources

Towson University is committed to promoting a campus climate free from incidents of sexual misconduct. The university educates community members about preventing and responding to these incidents by offering numerous resources to report misconduct and support those involved in these incidents.

Get Help

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual misconduct, Towson has resources available to help.

Contact a university official
Report incidents of sexual misconduct to a university official who can connect you with resources and offer guidance on how the university addresses issues of sexual misconduct

Seek assistance
Make an appointment to speak with a therapist at the Towson University Counseling Center by calling 410-704-2512

Get medical attention
Go to GBMC or Mercy Medical Center for immediate healthcare

Connect with on & off campus resources
Contact TurnAround crisis intervention and referral help line at 443-279-0379

Be the Help

Bystander intervention is the act of feeling empowered and equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively assist in the prevention of sexual misconduct.

Offer Resources

If you are a Towson University employee and you suspect or know of an incident of sexual misconduct, it is your responsibility to offer resources to the victim/survivor. You must also report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinators.

Allow the survivor to share openly without making judgments or evaluations. Inform them of your duty to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator so that the university can offer support and resources.

Contact the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinators
Faculty and staff are required to report all incidents to one of the resources below so that the university can investigate and respond promptly to incidents of sexual misconduct.

Interim Measures
This is available and can cover a range of areas.  Available assistance in, handling academic, living, transportation and working situations as applicable to protect the parties.  Accommodations will be provided if requested and if reasonably available, regardless of whether a report is made to campus police or local law enforcement.

Offer professional help
Refer the survivor to the Counseling Center and/or reporting resources

Report an Incident

Towson University community members, if you or someone you know has experienced an incident of sexual misconduct report it so that the appropriate officials can respond. The university’s procedures aim to provide prompt, fair and impartial investigation by specially trained professionals committed to protecting the community from further harm.

Individuals who would like to report an incident of sexual misconduct are encouraged to do so via any of the following university resources. Individuals may also report incidents to TUPD (410-704-4444) or BCPD (911). They are not, however, required to do so.