Campus Safety officers represent Tusculum University as an enforcer of all university policies and procedures, security, safety, emergency responses, and the enforcement of all state and local laws.
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All students and employees should sign up for Pioneer Alert by Regroup, Tusculum’s emergency alert and notification system. Regroup delivers rapid, multi-platform messages in the event of an emergency to students, faculty and staff. This will be your best source for timely information and instructions on what to do in the event of any campus emergency.
Tusculum University students and employees should regularly check their Regroup account to ensure it has the most up-to-date contact information.
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Members of the Tusculum University community can follow the steps listed below to ensure their information is up-to-date.
Even if you have updated your information in the past, you should check it periodically to verify the correct contact information is listed within the notification system.
Since 2002, the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)™ Program at Texas State University has been used to train law enforcement officers across the nation in how to rapidly respond to dangerous active threat situations. Over the years we’ve seen response times shorten and the capabilities of law enforcement increase. As a result of increased public awareness, many citizens have asked what individuals can do protect themselves and reduce the dangers faced during one of these events. Avoid | Deny | Defend™ has been developed as an easy to remember method for individuals to follow. As we’ve seen that hiding and hoping isn’t a very effective strategy.
For more information visit Avoid | Deny | Defend.
When you receive a Pioneer Alert notifying you that an active shooter has been reported, try to stay calm and follow the instructions given.
If you are not on campus, stay away until an official notice is sent telling you it is safe to return.
if you receive a Pioneer Alert or hear gunfire on campus
If you have a concern about someone on campus whose behavior is worrisome and you feel may become violent, contact Campus Safety at (423)636-7318. You may be helping to stop a developing situation that could become harmful to that individual or others.
Anyone can file a report of a potential violation of Title IX (sex or gender discrimination including sexual harassment and assault). To do so, please contact one of our Title IX Coordinators (listed below) at anytime. You can call, stop by our offices, send normal mail, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an emergency, please contact 911 and then Campus Safety at (423) 636-7318.
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Tusculum University outsources much of its initial and ongoing training concerning Title IX through the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA). To view the training material that each of our team members have been trained on, please go to the ATIXA training site located here.
During the 2020-2021 school year, all employees at Tusculum University received yearly mandatory training on Title IX. Here are the training materials used during this training: 2020-21 Employee Inservice TITLE IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education. It applies to non-discrimination based on sex/gender to all recipients of federal funds, both public and private institutions. Additionally, it applies to issues of program equity, such as in athletics, and also to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and gender discrimination. In addition to the implementing regulations, the guidelines for compliance with Title IX are provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
Tusculum University adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Tusculum University will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of race, sex, gender, religion, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, military or veteran’s status, genetic information, physical appearance, or any other protected discriminatory factor, in its employment practices or in the provision of, or access to educational programs and services.
Any person can file a report of a violation of Title IX by emailing email@example.com. Even if you do not wish to file a formal complaint, the Title IX team can still provide supporting measures to you. If you are a victim of sexual harassment or sexual assault, you may choose to contact Tusculum University’s ADA & Counseling Coordinator in order to receive confidential advice or counseling services. To do so, please visit our Health & ADA page.
If you are accused of a violation of our Title IX Policy you are considered “not responsible” unless and until there is a finding rendered by a non-biased panel of trained decision makers. Facing an accusation of a violation of Title IX can be a stressful process. In order to assist you during this time, please contact the ADA & Counseling Coordinator by visiting our Health & ADA page for confidential advice and counseling services. Additionally, the university can assist you by providing supporting measures during our process.
To learn more about our process, please view Tusculum University Title IX Policy and Procedures.
For more information regarding prohibited behavior, review our Title IX Policies & Procedures.
A daily crime log is maintained by the Office of Campus Safety to provide the Tusculum University community with information on security-related incidents that occur on campus or on surrounding off-campus property in a timely manner.
The daily crime log will be updated within 2 business days of the last reported crime. However, if there is clear and convincing evidence that the release of such information would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual, cause a suspect to flee or evade detection, or result in the destruction of evidence, such information may be withheld until that damage is no longer likely to occur from the release of such information.
previous crime logs are available on request from the Chief of Campus Safety
Tusculum University’s Office of Campus Safety reports all known incidents of crime on campus to both the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional Information on University safety policies, procedures, and criminal and safety statistics can be seen in the annual report below, and crime information can be reviewed for Tusculum University and all other accredited institutions at the state and federal levels at the following links:
Law enforcement information provided by the State of Tennessee concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained from the link below. In addition to information about the offender, this site includes the capability of plotting registered offenders residing within a given distance of an address supplied by the user.