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Jurisdiction and Scope of the Sexual Misconduct Policy

This policy is applicable to Prohibited Conduct involving students, faculty, staff, or third parties. Student status under this policy applies to undergraduate, graduate, and part-time students. In cases where the Respondent is a student, the Student Sexual Misconduct Process outlined in this policy will apply. In cases where the Respondent is an employee of the College, the procedures for resolving sexual misconduct complaints outlined in the Employee Handbook will apply.

All services and protections afforded to Reporting Individuals under this policy are available to all students and applicable to conduct that has a reasonable connection to the College.

These policies apply to Prohibited Conduct that occurs:

  • On campus
  • Off campus, with a reasonable connection to the College
  • In the context of a College-related or sponsored educational program or activity, regardless of the location, including study abroad, internships, or athletic activities
  • Through the use of College-owned or provided technology resources, or
  • When the conduct has continuing adverse effects and creates or continues a hostile environment on campus

The College's Title IX coordinator will determine whether the College has jurisdiction or disciplinary authority over the Respondent or the conduct. In cases where the College does not have jurisdiction, the College will take reasonably available steps to support a Complainant or other community members through Interim Measures and provide assistance in identifying external reporting mechanisms.