code of community responsibility

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Intentional physical contact of a sexual nature with the body of another should not occur without the unequivocal consent of that individual. In the event of any indication that the contact or conduct is unwelcome, it should cease or not be attempted. “No” means “no”; “maybe” means “no”; silence means “no”; hesitation means “no”; and a “yes” that is followed by a change of mind also means “no”. If there is any doubt, the answer should be understood to be no, and sexual activity should cease. This policy applies regardless of the sexual orientation of the individuals involved.

Purpose and Scope of Policy

Notice of Non-Discrimination

College Statement on Privacy

Title IX Review





Policy reviewed and revised September 2014 by associate dean of students and director of citizenship education.

Rationale
  • Community members must be able to expect a reasonable level of personal safety in order to attain academic and personal excellence.

  • Violence, including sexual violence, has no place in our community as it harms the targeted student(s) and, by ripple effect, instills a level of fear and suspicion that is detrimental to the community as a whole.

Values
  • Excellence
  • Interconnectedness
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Stewardship