Sexual Misconduct

Sexual misconduct is clearly inconsistent with the purpose of an academic community, and is in violation of the Student Code of Conduct, as well as a violation of State and Federal laws. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to unwanted verbal contact (including telephonic and voice mail), written mail (including electric e-mail), pictorial or physical contact of a sexual nature which a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, offensive, and/or which adversely affects the learning environment of campus.

The Department of Campus Safety and Security should be notified as soon as practical of any incident of sexual assault of sexual misconduct that occurs on campus. The well being of the victim is primary concern of the Department, and an active victim's referral program is available. The Department will offer guidance to assist with evidence preservation and will also notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

In the case of an allegation of sexual misconduct on the part of a college employee, the disciplinary review could result in counseling, suspension and/or termination of employment.