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How to Report

Immediate Contact Information for Resources

> Belmont Non-Emergency: 615-460-6617
> Belmont Emergency: 615-460-6911

> Metro Non-Emergency: 615-862-8600
> Metro Emergency: 911

Campus Security is located in Hitch 100. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Lauri Chaudoin
Director, Title IX Compliance and Prevention Programs
Freeman Hall
Office: 615-460-6894

Leslie Lenser
Chief Human Resources Officer/Sr. Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Office of Human Resources
Fidelity Hall
Office: 615.460.5443

Reporting Sexual Misconduct to Belmont

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual misconduct, whether perpetrated by a Belmont employee or student or by a third party, you may report it to the university’s Title IX Coordinator, officers in Campus Security, staff in Residence Life, staff in the University’s Dean of Students office, and/or staff in Human Resources. The University has designated these employees as “Responsible Employees” for reporting violations of the sexual misconduct policy. Accordingly, the university encourages making reports to these employees.

Note, though, that reporting to one of these sources is not confidential and details of the incident will be shared with the Title IX Coordinator for him or her to determine next steps. A person may make a Request for Privacy to the Title IX Coordinator so that the incident is not addressed via the university’s Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process. The University will make every effort to accommodate a person’s wish for privacy. Only if the sexual misconduct violation poses a substantial risk to the safety or orderly operation of the campus community will the university consider proceeding despite a person’s wish for privacy. For completely confidential assistance that does not report to the Title IX Coordinator, refer to the “Confidential Resources in the Aftermath of Sexual Misconduct Experience” section of this policy.

Responsible Employees who fail to make a report of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator when they knew or reasonably should have known of the sexual misconduct will be referred for disciplinary action, the consequences of which will depend upon the egregiousness of the unreported sexual misconduct and the Responsible Employee’s pattern of behavior, if any, related to reporting.

Reporting Sexual Misconduct to External Authorities

Behavior that violates the Sexual Misconduct Policy may also constitute illegal criminal acts. The university’s accountability process is separate and different from any criminal process a person may wish to pursue. A person is encouraged to pursue both and may do so simultaneously. The university’s Title IX Coordinator will assist individuals with beginning the process of contacting the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department.

Alternatively, a person may contact the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department directly. The Sex Crimes Section is open from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday, though detectives are on-call 24 hours a day. To report a crime occurring locally to external authorities, please contact: Nashville Metropolitan Police Department’s Sex Crimes Section at 615.862.7540.

The Office of Campus Security can assist in the reporting process as needed, and can be reached at: 615-460-6617”