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Sexual Misconduct

Westminster Collge's Policy on Sexual Misconduct

Westminster College does not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form. It is the policy of Westminster College that acts of sexual misconduct constitute unacceptable behavior, and are a violation of the College's core values of fairness, integrity, respect and responsibility. Violations of the College's sexual misconduct policy are damaging not only to the living and learning environment, but compromise the safety, security and comfort of all community members. Westminster College is dedicated to creating an environment that condemns violence, abuse, intimidation, fear, and discrimination.

Westminster College is committed to educating its community members on all forms of sexual misconduct, and empowering students, faculty and staff to speak out against these acts. All members of the College community have an obligation to take all violations of our sexual misconduct policy seriously and to report any violations to the appropriate college officials.

Westminster College commits to working with the victim by outlining options and reasonable courses of action, and pursuing recourse if the victim so desires. All incidents will be thoroughly investigated. Keeping in mind the varying forms of sexual misconduct, each case may be decided differently. The College reserves the right to impose differing sanctions based upon the given evidence of each case. The College may refer cases to the campus judicial system, if appropriate.

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