Community Safety

Community Safety

Ashford University is committed to maintaining a safe and positive learning experience. When students experience acts of sexual violence or misconduct, their sense of safety and trust is violated. This can significantly interfere with their lives, including their educational goals.

Students are strongly encouraged to report all incidents that threaten the student’s continued well-being, safety, or security. University personnel will assist the student in notifying authorities, if requested.

Ashford University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy has been developed to proactively create an environment in which incidents of sexual misconduct can be promptly and effectively responded to without further victimization, retaliation, and with possible remediation of its effects.

Ashford University Sexual Misconduct Policy

The University is committed to maintaining an academic climate in which individuals of the university community have access to an opportunity to benefit fully from the University’s programs and activities. When students experience acts of sexual misconduct, their sense of safety and trust is violated. This can significantly interfere with their lives, including their educational goals. This policy has been developed to proactively create a campus environment in which incidents of sexual misconduct can be promptly and effectively responded to without further victimization, retaliation, and with possible remediation of its effects.

Find additional information, please review the Ashford University Academic Catalog.

An Overview of the Regulatory Drivers

Title IX is a federal law intended to protect people from discrimination based on gender or sex in all areas of education. It is the regulatory framework that guides the University Sexual Misconduct PolicyFor more information about Title IX, please visit the US Department of Justice Title IX Overview page.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law that requires colleges to disclose annual campus crime data, provide fire safety information and report incidents, issue safety alerts, provide security policy statements, and more.  For more information about the Clery Act, please visit the US Department of Education and/or the Clery Education Center page.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a federal law aimed at ending violence against women and protecting victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. For more information about VAWA, please visit the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.