Dear University Community:

Know More logoThe prevention of sexual violence is an institutional priority at Methodist University. The University is unwavering in its commitment to support survivors of sexual assault, to respond promptly to reports of any type of sexual misconduct, and to investigate and adjudicate reports in a manner that is fair and equitable to all parties involved.

Sexual violence and harassment on campus affects everyone and, as such, the entire campus community must work collectively to create a safe environment in which all members can live, work, and study. Together we can maintain a community where sexual assault, domestic violence, and relationship violence have no place. We want all of our community members to thrive and work to keep each other accountable and safe.

To help educate our community, we are providing this important guide. We encourage you to review Methodist’s policies on the University’s website and in the Student Handbook. Reviewing this important information will increase your knowledge about the support resources available. Of course, we encourage you to use the campus resources to prevent and address sexual violence and harassment.

If you have or know someone who has experienced sexual violence, I encourage you to immediately reach out to University Police at 910.630.7098 or you may desire to meet with a University counselor.

You are welcome to come by my office located in the Student Affairs suite in the Berns Student Center. You may choose to reach me by phone at 910.630.7030 or by email, Please do not hesitate to ask for support and guidance. Methodist University provides services and resources to assist all students, faculty, and staff to maintain a strong community.


Dr. William H. Walker
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students