Policies

VI. I. Sanctions for Sexual and/or Relationship Misconduct

VI. I. Sanctions for Sexual and/or Relationship Misconduct

1.  Any respondent found responsible for a charge of any type of Sexual and/or Relationship Misconduct will receive sanction(s) ranging from warning, restitution, fines, discretionary sanctions, loss of privileges, restricted access, probation, living unit suspension, contract termination, suspension, or expulsion/termination of employment. The nature of the sanction(s) will be determined on a case by case basis, taking into account numerous factors, including:

(a) The severity of the incident;

(b) Previous disciplinary infractions;

(c)  Consistency in punishment for like offenses;

(d)  Risk of repeat offenses;

(e) Danger to community;

(f)   Acceptance of responsibility/remorse;

(g)  Type of harm caused;

(h)  Number of survivors;

(i)  What is necessary to protect the survivor/community.

2.  In addition to the sanction(s) against the respondent, the decision-makers may provide remedies/accommodations to the complainant such as counseling, alternative living/working arrangements and academic accommodations. The decision-makers may also establish certain remedies for the benefit of the school community.

3.   Supervisors, administrators, and faculty who knowingly condone, fail to report, or fail to take action to remedy incidents of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation may themselves be subject to sanctions and/or disciplinary action, up to and including termination.