Dartmouth Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and Procedures

Dartmouth is taking action to strengthen an environment in which sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating or domestic violence, provision of alcohol and/or other drugs for purposes of prohibited conduct, and stalking are not tolerated. We are committed to the safety and well-being of every member of our community.

POLICY REVISIONS

Dear Dartmouth Faculty, Students, and Staff,

As part of a regular review of the policies and procedures held by Institutional Diversity and Equity, we propose amendments to the Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy (SMP) to explicitly identify sex or gender-based discrimination as Prohibited Conduct.  The proposed changes to the Policy are in the Proposed SMP Revisions PDF below.

A comment period has been opened from January 20, 2022 through February 20, 2022, and comments may be emailed to titleix@dartmouth.edu.  Following the comment period, the changes will become effective upon publication on the Dartmouth College Policy Portal.

Proposed SMP Revisions

 

 

Title IX Exception to the Community Expectations Agreement

To remove barriers to reporting and responding to sexual misconduct during the global coronavirus pandemic, Dartmouth has adopted an exception related to certain violations of the Community Expectations Agreement (CEA).  In situations involving Title IX complaints where violations of the Community Expectations Agreement and/or other College health and safety requirements also occurred, Dartmouth will not pursue violations of the CEA for students reporting or responding to Title IX allegations.  If Title IX reporting or responding students host or attend unauthorized gatherings in violation of health and safety policies, the CEA violation may still need to be addressed to mitigate health risks to the community.  However, addressing that violation would not necessarily result in the loss of opportunity to engage in the educational program as a residential student and may instead include options such as policy reminders, connection to campus resources, prohibiting access to specific areas of campus, or other restorative practices.  It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of the parameters and expectations of the CEA, as they may change based on the circumstances created by the pandemic.  Dartmouth retains the ability to exercise discretion and may not apply this exception in cases of egregious violation of the CEA.