The College strictly prohibits retaliation against any person for making a complaint, testifying, assisting or participating in any manner in any investigation or proceeding involving allegations of violations of this Policy. The College will take immediate and responsive action to any report of retaliation which is a violation of this Policy.
When a student makes a report about sexual harassment or sexual violence, College officials will work closely with the Complainant student to discuss ways to help prevent retaliation and, if it does occur, the College will take strong responsive action. Retaliation is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Examples of how the College can assist Complainant students are:
- Offering Campus Security escorts between classes and activities
- Ensuring that the Complainant and Respondent do not share classes or extracurricular activities,
- Moving the Respondent or Complainant (if the Complainant requests to move) to a different residential facility
- Arranging for the Complainant to have extra time to complete or re-take a class or withdraw from a class without an academic or financial penalty
While the College works closely with the Complainant and Respondent students, we will also work with the campus community and individual student groups as a whole for additional training and education.
If you have any questions about retaliation or potential retaliation before making a report to the College or law enforcement, you can meet with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator to learn more about these types of resources.