Sexual Misconduct, including rape, is a violation of Trinity University’s Standards of Conduct for Students, its Sexual Misconduct Policy, and may be violations of the Texas Penal Code or other laws.
Members of the University community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. When responding students are found to have violated this policy, serious sanctions may be imposed. This booklet is intended to define community expectations and the process used to report and investigate alleged violations of this policy. Reports of violations to this policy trigger a response by the University, and investigations will be conducted in a fair and unbiased manner, providing equal rights to all parties. Information about resources will also be provided to all parties. Reports against nonstudents can be made the same way, however investigations of those reports will be handled under the appropriate policy.
While there are a number of laws and regulations that mandate how universities handle allegations of sexual misconduct, it is impossible to set forth every scenario that could be a violation of this policy. Ultimately, the University has the discretion to determine whether or not the policy has been violated and impose appropriate sanctions for infractions.