Example Syllabus Statements

Example Syllabus Statement

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. 

Please be aware all BGSU faculty members are “mandatory reporters,” which means that if you tell me about a situation involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, I must share that information with the Title IX Coordinator. If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, or stalking, BGSU has staff members trained to support you. 

Although I have an obligation to report, you will, in most cases, control how your case will be handled. When working with the Office of the Dean of Students and/or Title IX Office you will have access to resources, but also have the opportunity to express if you wish to move forward with an investigation. Our goal is to make sure you are aware of the options available to you as a BGSU student.

If you wish to speak to a confidential resource, you can contact any of the following on-campus and local resources:

Counseling Center (confidential) – (419) 372-2081

The Cocoon (confidential) – (419) 373-1730

Falcon Health Center (confidential) – (419) 372-2271

Wood County Crisis Line (confidential) – (419) 502-HOPE (4673)

Psychological Services Center (confidential) – (419) 372-2540

Wellness Connection – (419) 372-WELL (9355) 

Wood County Hospital – (419) 354-8900

Abbreviated Statement Option 1

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment.  Sexual misconduct and relationship violence in any form are antithetical to the university’s mission and core values, violate university policies, and may also violate federal and state law.  Faculty members are considered “Mandatory Reporters” and are required to report incidents of sexual misconduct and relationship violence to the Title IX Coordinator.  If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, or stalking, please visit www.bgsu.edu/TitleIX to access information about university support and resources.    

Abbreviated Statement Option 2

I am a mandatory reporter at BGSU, which means I am not a confidential resource. Therefore, I am required to report any information that I am aware that may violate the Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy. If you would like to speak with someone confidentially, please contact the Counseling, Psychological Services, or Falcon Health. Other resources include, The Cocoon, the Violence Prevention Center, and Unison. Otherwise, if you would like to report an incident involving a possible violation of BGSU’s Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy, please contact our Title IX Coordinator at 419-372-8476. 

Classroom Environment, Language, and Behavior Expectations

In order to promote an inclusive and constructive learning environment, demeaning, marginalizing, and otherwise negative language and behavior will not be tolerated in the classroom. Respect and courtesy toward the instructor, classmates, and classroom guests are expected. Language and behaviors that are disruptive, abusive, or harassing may result in disciplinary action as specified by the Student Code of Conduct.