Community Standards: Chapter 1. College Standards- Section 1. Amherst College Honor Code, Statement on Respect for Persons

Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility School: Amherst College Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: November 27, 2017

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Respect for the rights, dignity and integrity of others is essential for the well-being of a community. Actions by any persons that do not reflect such respect for others are damaging to each member of the community and hence damaging to Amherst College. Each member of the community should be free from interference, discrimination, intimidation, sexual harassment or disparagement in the classroom; the social, recreational and residential environment; or the workplace. Any behavior which constitutes sexual harassment or other verbal or physical abuse of any member of the community for reasons that include, but are not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic identification, age, political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, economic status or physical or mental disability will be regarded as a serious violation of the Honor Code, and anyone found responsible for such behavior will be sanctioned (please see also Section 3, College Sexual Misconduct Policy; Section 13, The Sexual Misconduct Adjudication Process; and Section 17, Consensual Sexual Relationships Between Faculty Members and Students).

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