Sexual Misconduct Policy

Prohibition of Sexual Misconduct:

Palo Alto University (also referred to as “PAU” or “the University”) is committed to maintaining its campus and programs free from all forms of sexual misconduct

All forms of sexual misconduct are prohibited, including sexual and gender-related: violence, assault, harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Getting Help: 

The University encourages all members of the PAU community who believe they have been victims of sexual misconduct to report these incidents to local law enforcement authorities and to seek medical attention.

Campus Reporting Options:


  • By submitting a written complaint by email to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. 
    Thom Shepard at

The Title IX Coordinator:

* For additional resources, please see the Palo Alto University Sexual Misconduct Policy.
* The Title IX Coordinator is the person designated by the University to oversee the University’s Student Sexual Misconduct Policy and to whom anyone with questions about this Policy may be referred.

The University has designated Thom Shepard, Director of Student Services,  as PAU’s Title IX Coordinator. He can be reached at (650) 433-3814,, Palo Alto University, Allen Calvin Campus, Building 1, Room 106, 1791 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, California 94304.

Besides himself as Intake Coordinator, Thom Shepared may, on a case-by-case basis, designate another qualified individual from the University to serve as the Intake Officer for Student Sexual Misconduct.



1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone: (800) 818-6136 Fax: (650) 433-3888





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