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rules of legal evidence, and may admit any proba-
tive information. Legal counsel will not be per-
mitted to appear before any hearings or meetings
of the sexual harassment grievance committee.
Once a determination about the validity of the
allegations has been reached, the committee’s
opinion will be communicated in writing to both
parties, and the Director of Human Resources
and the Provost of the College. A written sum-
mary of the basis for the determination will be
provided to either party upon request.
4.
The Provost of the College will determine what
corrective actions and/or disciplinary measures, if
any, are warranted. Should the Provost decide that
a major sanction such as dismissal or suspension
from service for a stated period of time be
imposed, he or she may initiate proceedings to
impose a severe sanction as governed by the proce-
dures for granting promotion and tenure and non-
reappointment. If the Provost decides that the con-
duct of the faculty member justifies imposition of a
minor sanction such as a reprimand, he or she shall
notify the faculty member in writing and provide
the faculty member with an opportunity to provide
evidence that such a sanction is unwarranted or
improper. A faculty member who believes that a
major sanction has been incorrectly imposed may
petition the special College Grievance Committee
in accordance with the procedures for granting pro-
motion and tenure and non-reappointment
described in the Faculty Handbook.
Bringing a Complaint Against a Staff Member
1.
Contact the staff member’s immediate supervisor
or the Director of Human Resources (226-4645).
2.
All complaints will be kept confidential in order
to protect the individuals involved.
3.
Complaints will be handled through the Staff
Grievance Procedure.
Bringing a Complaint Against a Student
1.
Contact the Vice President for Student Develop-
ment (226-4722).
2.
All complaints will be kept confidential in order
to protect the individuals involved. Complaints
will be dealt with by Administrative Action or by
the procedures set for social conduct. (The con-
duct process through which alleged violations of
this policy are heard and determined, and then
sanctioned if violations are found, is under review
and development during the 2012-2013 academ-
ic year. Current information will be available on
the College’s website or from the Office of Stu-
dent Development.) Investigations of sexual
harassment by students and related hearings will
be conducted expeditiously. A paramount consid-
eration in completing the investigation and con-
ducting hearings regarding any alleged incidents
of sexual harassment will be the health, availabili-
ty, and wishes of the alleged victim. When deter-
mining if a violation of this policy has occurred,
the standard to be used by any conduct authority
is whether the preponderance of the evidence
indicates that a violation is more likely than not
to have occurred, versus a standard of clear and
convincing evidence used in many other student
conduct proceedings at the College.
HARASSMENT COMPLAINT MATRIX
(
REVISED 2008)
COMPLAINT
APPLICABLE
HARASSER VICTIM REVIEWED BY
POLICY
Faculty
Faculty Faculty Advisory Committee
Faculty Handbook
Staff
Faculty Advisory Committee
Faculty Handbook
Student
Faculty Advisory Committee
Faculty Handbook
Staff
Faculty Staff Grievance Procedure
Staff Handbook
Staff
Staff Grievance Procedure
Staff Handbook
Student
Staff Grievance Procedure
Staff Handbook
Student
Faculty Student Judicial Process
Student Handbook
Staff
Student Judicial Process
Student Handbook
Student
Student Judicial Process
Student Handbook
THREAT OF HARM TO SELF OR
TO OTHERS
The College occasionally must respond to stu-
dents who demonstrate actions or make statements
indicating that they may represent a threat to them-
selves. Such behaviors arise for many reasons,
including personal crises, academic stressors, and
other challenges which stretch individuals beyond
their ability to cope effectively with situations. When
a student behaves in ways or expresses threats
towards themselves, the College will strive to
respond in a manner that seeks the best interest of
the student and their overall welfare, within the con-
text of the College community, by providing direct
support and referrals to appropriate resources
beyond campus.
Commonly, the College will reach out to parents
or other responsible adults in the student’s life to
inform them of the College’s concern and attempt to
partner with them in caring for the student, which
may include a recommendation that the student
seek professional help outside the College. In situa-
tions where significant concern exists, the recom-
mendation of the College may also be that the