Once a report has been made to the College, victims have the option of deciding to move forward with a conduct process. Please see Requesting Confidentiality: How the College Will Weigh the Request for more details on students’ rights to options balanced with the College’s obligations to protect the campus community.
A student may request an informal resolution, especially if the purpose in reporting is to put a stop to the offending behavior. An informal resolution may not be utilized for the alleged violation of rape, but may be utilized for other alleged violations that fall within the Policy Preventing Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.
The college will assess the severity of the alleged violation and the potential risk of a hostile environment for others in the community. Upon determining that an informal resolution is appropriate, the College will gather relevant information and consult with the student requesting the informal resolution and the person responding to the alleged violation(s). Student Conduct will attempt to aid the parties in finding a mutually acceptable resolution.
Incidents may be deemed resolved when both parties agree to an outcome that is also acceptable to the College.
The use of an informal process is entirely voluntary. A complainant may instead request a formal resolution procedure or terminate an informal process once it is begun and then seek a formal resolution. For more information, see Section IV.E.2 of the Policy Preventing Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.
A student may request a formal resolution. Student-student cases of harassment and/or sexual misconduct will be heard by the Sexual Misconduct Board. For more information, please see Section IV.E.3 of the Policy Preventing Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.