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University of Sioux Falls will not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form. Sexual misconduct is not only an act against an individual; it is also an act that affects the entire USF community. Acts of sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence, sexual exploitation and sexual assault are inconsistent with the mission and values of the University of Sioux Falls. USF respects the autonomy of an individual who has been impacted by relationship violence or sexual misconduct as well as, encourages individuals to report what happened and seek support services. Any person who has experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct or relationship violence, can report directly to:

You can report about instances involving students, non-students, faculty, staff and individuals not affiliated with USF.

It can be difficult for an individual to come forward after such an event, and there are several different options available for University of Sioux Falls community members who wish to maintain confidentiality while getting the support they need. In these cases, a student, faculty and staff may find it helpful to have a conversation with a counselor or medical provider. These services can provide a confidential space where USF community members may obtain support services and explore their options in a confidential manner.

Reporting Process

After reporting an incident of sexual misconduct and/or relationship violence, the student, faculty or staff will be connected to either the Title IX Coordinator or a member of the Title IX team. These identified personnel will provide information about resources, procedural options, remedial measures and given an opportunity to discuss USF’s policies.

The Title IX Coordinator and at least one deputy will make a reasonable assessment of the safety of the reporting party and of the campus community. These identified personnel will consider, among other things, the interest of the reporting party and the reporting party’s expressed preference for the manner of resolution. 

Students should understand that most USF employees, except for Campus Counselor (Michelle DeHoogh-Kliewer) and Campus Pastor (Dennis Thum) who maintain a legally recognized confidential relationship, are required to report any disclosure about sexual misconduct or relationship violence. This report is made to the Title IX Coordinator. The Confidential Support and Help resources listed on the Get Help page are not required to report a disclosure