Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy

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Harm to Others

Physical or verbal abuse, harassment, intimidation or other harmful conduct, including those made electronically or via social media, that threatens, endangers, or has the potential to endanger the health, well-being or safety of another individual. It can include but is not limited to threats, intimidation, assaulting another person, and/or purposefully injuring another individual. This behavior is typically treated as a violation of our Community Standards. Acts which constitute harm to others may be pursued in addition to one or more of the prohibited acts outlined above. The Title IX Coordinator has the authority to determine whether to investigate allegations under this policy, and/or dismiss an allegation(s) under this policy and refer the allegations to another office or department.

Harassing Conduct

The College recognizes that there are many forms of misconduct that could constitute sexual or gender-based harassment, and that it may not be possible to anticipate the specific forms such conduct could encompass. Although harassing conduct may take one of the forms already described under prohibited conduct, a student or employee may also be found responsible for additional forms of harassing conduct. Harassing conduct may occur in a single egregious instance or may be the cumulative result of a series of incidents. Harassing conduct may include conduct typically thought of as bullying or hazing in nature, whether or not the Complainant consents to participate in the conduct. It may also include verbal or physical conduct which intentionally targets an individual or group based on the individual or group’s sex, sexual orientation, or sexual identity. Harassing conduct may be pursued in addition to one or more of the prohibited acts outlined above. The Title IX Coordinator has the authority to determine whether to investigate allegations under this policy, and/or dismiss an allegation(s) under this policy and refer the allegations to another office or department.

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