Regardless of whether a student or employee reports an incident of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking to law enforcement or pursues any formal action, if they report such an incident to the University, Austin Peay State University is committed to providing them as safe a learning or working environment as possible. Upon request, Austin Peay State University will make any reasonably available change to a survivor’s academic, living, transportation, and working situation. When a reported incident of abuse involves more than one member of the APSU community, the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dean of Students, or Austin Peay State University Public Safety may also issue an institutional No Contact order, prohibiting the individuals from contacting one another, either on or off campus. Students may contact the Dean of Students’ office (Morgan University Center Room 206, (931) 221-7341) for assistance, and employees may contact the Office of Human Resources (Browning Building Room 2, (931) 221-7177) for assistance.
APSU Public Safety officers will advise survivors of a reported incident of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking about how to seek a restraining order from a criminal court that directs the accused to refrain from abuse and to leave the survivor’s household, building, school, university, or workplace.
Austin Peay State University is committed to ensuring that orders of protection issued by courts are fully upheld on all University-owned, used, and controlled property as well as properties immediately adjacent to Austin Peay State University. Therefore, if any member of the APSU community obtains an order of protection or restraining order, he or she should promptly inform APSU Public Safety and provide APSU Public Safety with a copy of that order, so that the University can enforce it. Austin Peay State University is also committed to protecting survivors from any further harm, and if the Austin Peay State University Public Safety determines that an individual’s presence on campus poses a danger to one or more members of the University community, APSU Public Safety can issue an institutional No Contact or No Trespass Order barring that individual from APSU property.