Emergency Withdrawal, Suspension, or Expulsion (Students) 14. Sexual misconduct (including sexual assault), domestic and dating violence and misconduct, stalking, and related retaliation, as defined by this policy (henceforth referred to as the "SMDVS Policy"), are strictly prohibited. Middlebury Faculty and Staff as Advisors Appendix A: Applicable Definitions: State and Federal Law Appendix B: Contact Information Appendix C: Resources Appendix D: Title IX Coordinator Appendix E: Campus Security Authorities Appendix F: Sanction Information (Students, Faculty, Staff)End Notes Middlebury College (“Middlebury”) is committed to providing a campus and workplace environment that is safe and secure for all students, staff, faculty and others who participate in Middlebury’s programs. The policies, procedures and information outlined herein supersede previous Middlebury policies, procedures and information on the same topics. However, where applicable law mandates different procedures or policies with respect to Middlebury programs outside of Vermont, those procedures or policies will apply. The procedures for addressing complaints or reports of sexual misconduct, domestic or dating violence or misconduct, stalking and related retaliation are set forth below. Except as otherwise specified herein, this policy applies to faculty, staff and students, as well as to others who participate in Middlebury’s programs and activities (see Section 2, Definitions: Covered Third Parties, below), including the undergraduate college, the Language Schools, the School of the Environment, Midd Core, Bread Loaf School of English, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College Schools Abroad, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey ("the Institute"), and all other Middlebury on- or off-campus programs.
Complaint Investigation and Resolution Procedures (A) In General(B) Complaints Directed to the HRO or JAO (includes Rights of Complainants and Rights of Respondents)(C) Complaint Receipt and Review(D) Amnesty(E) Investigation Overview(F) Investigation(G) Determination(H) Sanction(I) Time Frames for the Investigation, Adjudication and Determination of Sanctions(J) Appeals(K) Disposition Without Adjudication 11. Training of Individuals Conducting Investigations and Adjudications 15. Middlebury will take reasonable, prompt and appropriate action to respond to sexual misconduct (including sexual assault), domestic and dating violence and misconduct, stalking and related retaliation where such conduct impacts or has the potential to impact the Middlebury program-based educational, residential, or employment environment of any member of the Middlebury community.
The procedures outlined below are designed, however, to assure fundamental fairness and to protect individuals from arbitrary or capricious disciplinary action.
All adjudicators, investigators, and Middlebury officials shall conduct their proceedings in the spirit of these principles.
Factors to be considered in determining sanctions are listed in Section 10 (H), below.
It could also entail non-disciplinary measures such as No Contact Orders and/or No Trespass Orders, training, and providing safety and support services to complainants and affected parties, as appropriate.
If exceptional circumstances dictate variation from these procedures, the variation will not invalidate a decision unless it prevented fundamental fairness.