Title IX

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary strives to provide and promote a safe and welcoming environment for the campus community where misconduct in all forms is prohibited and recognized as unacceptable. Southeastern does not tolerate acts of sexual harassment, interpersonal violence, sexual misconduct, or sex/gender-based discrimination. All members of our community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects Southeastern’s values, personal integrity, and a respect for others.

The goal of campus life at Southeastern is to live, work, serve, and worship together as an educational community centered around the Lord Jesus Christ. Along with the privileges and blessings of membership in such a community come responsibilities. The members of the Southeastern campus community take these responsibilities seriously.

One of these responsibilities is to establish and maintain a safe and healthy social environment for all members of the community that honors the Lord Jesus Christ and God’s vision for human sexuality. God’s vision for sexuality affirms the dignity and purity of all persons. Sexual harassment and assault are behaviors outside of God’s vision for human sexuality that cause pain and suffering. They are also unacceptable behaviors that grieve God’s heart and members of the Southeastern community.

The institution’s Title IX Coordinator oversees implementing and monitoring Title IX compliance with all aspects of the policies (including harassment and/or discrimination on the basis of sex or gender) under the requirements of Title IX. Questions about the policies or the institution’s response should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator.

Anyone wishing to make a report may do so online here, or by reporting the concern to the institution’s Title IX Coordinator:

Chelsea Hunter
International Student Services Coordinator, PDSO
Title IX Coordinator

In the event that an incident involves alleged misconduct by the Title IX Coordinator, reports should be made directly to the Director of Human Resources.

Individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination also always have the right to file a formal grievance with government authorities:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1475
Telephone: (202) 453-6020