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Sexual Assault

The policy serves to implement the University of Maryland System policy on sexual assault. It also serves as a guide to students, staff, and faculty when incidents of sexual assault occur on campus.

Bowie State University's policy on sexual assault is applicable to all Bowie State University students and employees, both faculty and non-faculty.

Bowie State University is committed to maintaining a working and learning environment in which faculty, staff, and students can develop intellectually, professionally, personally, and socially, free from intimidation, fear, coercion, and reprisal.

Sexual assault is illegal. The University will not tolerate illegal activity of any kind. Persons found in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action and may be subject to arrest. To educate our community, the Student Health and Counseling Center and Housing and Residence Life will sponsor seminars and workshops emphasizing safety and awareness of sexual assault.

Protective Measures and Confidentiality

All persons who investigate sexual assaults or who assist victims of sexual assault shall maintain the strictest confidentiality in all matters pertaining to the victim and the investigation. Failure to exercise good faith in maintaining confidentiality may result in disciplinary actions and other serious sanctions.