HPU is a community that embraces and stands for safe, healthy relationships. HPU prohibits the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. As a student, you have a right to expect that you will be treated with respect in your relationships within the HPU community. The HPU community wants to take every opportunity to educate our community regarding preventive measures regarding sexual assault and violence. All students, incoming and returning community members, are required to view Haven (Understanding Sexual Assault), which is an on-line application geared towards education of all HPU students on the issues associated with sexual assault and relationship violence, taking into account unique perspectives and experiences. If you or someone you know may be the victim of sexual misconduct by another member of the University, you may report such misconduct or file a complaint a variety of different ways, however if this is a personal emergency or someone is in need of immediate assistance, please call 911 or 336-841-9111:
High Point University expects all members of its community to act in respectful and responsible ways towards each other. Physical assault and crimes of violence are also subject to criminal prosecution. It is the responsibility of each individual in the University community to become educated about such acts and their consequences. Where threat of assault or assault and battery exists, the Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Students, or Director of Student Conduct may exclude students from campus until the matter is resolved.
Where assault or assault and battery occurs, a priority hearing shall be arranged. At the discretion of the Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Students, and Student Conduct staff, parties involved may be excluded from campus until the matter is resolved. Domestic Violence includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by the current or former spouse of the complainant, by a person the complainant shares a child in common, by a person co-habitation or who has co-habituated with the complainant, or a person similarly situated to a spouse of the complainant under North Carolina law. Dating Violence is controlling abusive and/or aggressive behavior by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. It can include: verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse or a combination.
Sexual Misconduct Policy
High Point University expects all members of its community to act in a respectful and responsible manner towards one another. Acts of sexual misconduct including: sexual harassment (stalking, cyberstalking or relationship violence) non-consensual contact, non-consensual intercourse (sexual assault), exploitation and other gender based offenses are classified as crimes of violence that are subject to prosecution through both university and local law enforcement authorities. This policy covers complaints of alleged sexual misconduct. **HPU reserves the right to proceed with a hearing as deemed appropriate when the complainant/respondent are not able to be on campus.**