Mississippi State is committed to preventing all forms of sexual misconduct, and to ensuring prompt, fair investigation and appropriate remedial measures whenever it occurs. Sexual misconduct refers to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, sexual exploitation, or stalking. MSU policies also prohibit retaliation against any person who makes a good faith report of potential sexual misconduct. Key documents include:
Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy (OP 3.03)
This policy describes the university’s mechanisms for preventing and responding to harassment, including sexual harassment, in connection with MSU employment and other programs and activities.
Sexual Misconduct Policy (OP 3.04)
This policy defines the offenses that constitute sexual misconduct, outlines avenues for reporting, describes procedures for investigation and disciplinary action, lists the procedural rights of complainants and accused parties, and addresses supportive measures the university can provide.