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This policy was effective until 8/31/2019.
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Employee Sexual Misconduct Policy: Disciplinary Actions for Co-Employee Complaints
Consistent with the federal Violence Against Women Act of 1994, as amended, Dartmouth policy prohibits domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking (collectively, "Sexual Misconduct") committed by one employee against another. While the disciplinary procedures followed by Dartmouth divisions and departments may vary in certain respects, all divisions and departments shall, at a minimum, follow the procedures set forth in this policy in conducting disciplinary proceedings concerning co-employee charges of Sexual Misconduct. (See also the policy on Sexual Harassment.)
Felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction where the crime occurred, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction where the crime occurred.
Includes violence committed by a person –
Unwanted or unwelcome touching of a sexual nature, including: fondling; penetration of the mouth, anus, or vagina, however slight, with a body part or object; or other sexual activity that occurs without valid consent.
Occurs when a person engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts toward another person, under circumstances that would:
A course of conduct refers to a pattern of behavior of two or more acts over a period of time that can be reasonably regarded as likely to alarm, harass, or cause fear of harm or injury to that person or to a third party. The feared harm or injury may be physical, emotional, or psychological, or related to the personal safety, property, education, or employment of that individual. Stalking may involve individuals who are known to one another or have an intimate or sexual relationship, or may involve individuals who are not known to one another.
Complaints arising from the circumstances described above should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at (603) 646-0922.
The procedures for disciplinary action shall, at a minimum: