There is an enormous amount of concern right now in our society about safety on our
college and university campuses, and here you will find information about how to stay
safe, how to report incidents, what your rights are, and what resources are available
to assist you. Topics that are addressed include sexual misconduct, discrimination,
harassment, and retaliation.
Please read through the site, ask questions, arrange for a training session for your
group, and learn how to report if you need to. Title IX is often thought of as an
athletics-focused federal statute, but in reality, it covers almost all programs at
our university. We especially urge you to read the definitions provided. You may be
surprised, for example, to learn what consent or sexual harassment really means. Let’s
be informed, be respectful in relationships, and be safe.
Please know that University of Arkansas - Fort Smith employees that are not designated a confidential resource, are required to report acts of sexual harassment,
sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and retaliation
to the Office of Title IX. All faculty and staff are also required to complete yearly
Title IX training.