Guest speakers may also be brought to the campus for presentations open to the entire campus community.

Title IX and Sexual Discrimination: Title IX states that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Arkansas State University-Newport is committed to providing an educational and work environment, for its students, faculty, and staff, that is free from sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence.

No form of sexual discrimination will be tolerated.

Guidance and assistance for reporting the assault may be received from Campus Police or the Office of Student Affairs.

If the assault is reported within 72 hours of its occurrence and you cooperate with the police in providing information and evidence, the State of Arkansas pays for the medical examination.

Crimes that occur on-campus will be referred to the ASU-Newport Campus Police for jurisdiction purposes.

ASU-Newport Campus Police: (870) 512-7866 Newport Police: (870) 523-2721 Jonesboro Police: (870) 923-2176 Marked Tree Police: (870) 358-2024 The complainant is encouraged to go to a hospital emergency room to receive appropriate medical care and/or evidence collection.

These important steps should be taken after a sexual assault: Any of the following campus departments may be contacted for information and assistance: Campus Police: (870) 512-7866 Student Affairs: (870) 512-7835 Marked Tree Campus (870) 358-8636 or (870) 358-8614 Jonesboro Campus (870) 680-8717 Individuals may also report a sexual assault to any of the local hospitals or obtain assistance from the following community resources that include, but are not limited to: Harris Hospital, Inc. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center 224 East Matthews Jonesboro, AR.

72401 (870) 972-4288 Medical Center of NEA 3024 Stadium Blvd Jonesboro, AR 72401 (479) 273-9088 Victims of sexual assault are encouraged to report the incident to ASU-Newport officials.

ASUN maintains as its official policy that sexual harassment of either employees or students will not be tolerated.

The University shall act promptly to investigate all allegations of sexual harassment and to effect appropriate remedy when an allegation is determined to be valid.

ASU-Newport reserve the right to discipline students and organizations for sexual harassment and assaults that occur on or off campus.