code of community responsibility

Sexual Misconduct/AssaultPolicy

Colby-Sawyer College strictly prohibits sexual misconduct in all forms. Students found responsible for violating this policy will face disciplinary sanctions, up to and including dismissal from the College. Sexual misconduct includes the following:
• Non-consensual sexual intercourse, or attempts to commit the same, without effective consent.
• Non-consensual sexual contact, or attempts to commit the same, without effective consent. In addition, any disrobing of another or exposure to another without effective consent may also constitute non-consensual sexual contact.
• Sexual exploitation, which occurs when a student takes advantage of another without his/her consent, or behavior that does not otherwise constitute one of the other offenses specifically noted in the sexual misconduct policy.
Examples of sexual exploitation include, but are not limited to:
o Sexual exhibitionism
o Prostitution or the solicitation of a prostitute, escort, and/or stripper
o Non-consensual video, photographing, or audio-taping of sexual activity and/or distribution of these materials via mediums such as the internet
o Going beyond the boundaries of consent (e.g. allowing people to watch consensual sex without knowledge from the participants)
o Peeping or other voyeurism


Policy reviewed and revised August 2013 by associate dean of students and director of citizenship education.

Rationale
  • Alcohol abuse and misuse is detrimental to a student's physical and emotional health and interferes with a student's ability to attain academic and personal excellence.

  • A culture of alcohol abuse and misuse interferes with the academic culture and mission of the college and disrupts the community.

Values
  • Excellence
  • Interconnectedness
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Stewardship