code of community responsibility

Violence

Violence, including dating and domestic violence, has no place in a community and it will not be tolerated in our college community. Behaviors that take place on-campus, off-campus, or online and through social media are covered by this policy.

Prohibited behavior includes:

  • intentional or reckless involvement in behavior which results in or presents a strong probability of physical injury to self or others;

  • threats to the physical and emotional safety to self or others including intimidation and humiliation; and

  • responding to violence with violence.

Any attempt by a person to intimidate, harass, or punish an individual who is bringing a complaint or involved in the hearing process, will result in disciplinary action. Students who commit, threaten, or otherwise convey an impending harm to themselves or others may be removed from campus pending a hearing.

(See also Harassment, Hazing, and Sexual Misconduct, as well as the PDF file below.) Short Term Absence / Administrative Withdrawal: Medical / Mental Health Reasons


Policy revised July 2014 by the 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 of any kind 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