Every member of the SMU community has the right and entitlement to feel safe, secure and respected.
SMU takes a zero-tolerance stand when it comes cases involving discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct - on or off campus. As such, the university has established a thorough and systematic disciplinary code of conduct against students (Accused Party/Parties) alleged to have committed such acts on another person.
The procedures outlined in the SMU Student Disciplinary Code relate specifically to incidents which have occurred during the Accused Party’s/Parties’ course of study at SMU, and in which the Accused Party/Parties is a current SMU student. The SMU Student Disciplinary Code further outlines the rights of the Reporting Party to make official reports and recommended punishments on the Accused Party/Parties.