Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination Policy

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The College of Saint Elizabeth practices equal opportunity with respect to its students and its employees. No one will be denied employment at or admission to the College of Saint Elizabeth based on sex, race, creed, color, religion, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national origin.

The College does not discriminate based on any of the aforementioned protected bases in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities as specified by federal and state law and regulations.

The College of Saint Elizabeth complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits all recipients of federal funds from discriminating based on gender in its educational programs and activities. The College also prohibits harassment based on sex, race, or other bases listed above, and prohibits sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking or other forms of violence against its students and employees. Any of these acts or other acts of violence will not be tolerated.

The College will respond promptly, fairly, and impartially to all complaints of harassment, sexual assault, or violence. This policy applies to all members of the College of Saint Elizabeth community and describes an individual's rights as a student or employee with respect to sexual or other forms of harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and/or stalking. The Title IX Policy has been revised to improve its organization and formatting and to align the policy with new regulations recently released by the federal government.

  • Revising the definitions of stalking dating/domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault; in order to be in compliance with the recent federal regulations.
  • Consent for sexual activity;
  • Clarifying the role of an advisor during the complaint resolution process; and
  • Adjusting investigative timelines to be consistent with new regulations.

Our policy remains within the parameters established by federal and state law including:

We will continue to use a "preponderance of the evidence" standard in determining whether the facts support a finding of responsibility for violation of our sexual misconduct policies. This is consistent with the standard we use for other policy violations.

The College of Saint Elizabeth is also committed to promptly, impartially, and equitably addressing and resolving all reports of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct. When the college discovers that such behavior has occurred, we will take steps to stop the behavior, to prevent its recurrence, and to remedy its effects.

Creating a safe campus environment and a culture of respect is the shared responsibility of all members of the College of Saint Elizabeth community. This must continue to be among our highest priorities.

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