Roanoke College

Roanoke College's Sexual Misconduct Policy

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Roanoke College provides all its community members-students, faculty, and staff-with a work/learning environment free from sexual misconduct, which is a form of sexual discrimination. As a result, all types of sexual misconduct are unacceptable and will not be tolerated at Roanoke College. Sexual misconduct violates the rights, respect, and dignity of our community members and contributes to an atmosphere that impedes the College's mission to develop students as whole persons and prepare them for responsible lives of learning, service, and leadership by promoting their intellectual, ethical, spiritual and personal growth. It is the goal of this policy to comply with Title IX and to educate the community, develop civic expectations towards one another, and hold accountable those persons who violate our principles.

Roanoke College will educate all community members so that they understand what constitutes sexual misconduct and how to report it. Once aware of a possible violation of this policy, the College will act swiftly to protect the safety of those involved, investigate, and, if appropriate, end the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects on the victim.  The College will also consider whether other community members are at risk and act accordingly to protect them. The College expects all employees who are aware of a potential violation of this policy to report this behavior to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator. The College also encourages all students to similarly report violations of this policy.  Roanoke College prohibits retaliation against any individual who in good faith reports an incident of sexual misconduct or who in any way cooperates with the procedures of this policy.

Sexual misconduct is grounds for disciplinary action, which may include suspension, expulsion or termination.

 

Seeking Immediate Assistance

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault, please contact Campus Safety:

Campus Safety

               On Campus.............................  2310

               Off Campus.............................  (540) 375-2310

 

Further information about Title IX and sexual discrimination in education is available from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR@ed.gov or www.ed.gov/ocr).