Sexual Misconduct Policy

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include any type of sexual misconduct, including dating violence, domestic assault, domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and stalking. Clarkson College (College) strives to provide an environment free from all forms of sexual misconduct to all of its community members. The Sexual Misconduct Policy applies to all College community members, whether the alleged sexual misconduct is committed by a student, an employee or a third party. To the greatest extent possible, alleged incidents of sexual misconduct against or by students or employees at any Clarkson College-sponsored program or activity will be investigated by the College whether said incident occurred on or off campus. Such misconduct seriously undermines the atmosphere of trust, responsibility and professionalism underlying the Code of Conduct and will not be tolerated by the College. All members of the College community are encouraged to promptly report complaints about sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual assault to the Title IX Coordinator. It is also the right of an individual to file a criminal complaint, separate from the College report, if he or she chooses to do so. Persons who have been subjected to sexual misconduct can receive Clarkson College-related assistance regardless of whether or not a legal charge or report is filed by the College. For any report filed by the College, a fair and timely investigation will be undertaken, with notice of the outcome to all involved parties. Individuals found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.

Amendments or Termination of this Policy

Clarkson College reserves the right to modify, amend, or terminate this policy at any time.