Policies and Procedures Regarding Sexual Respect

Grinnell College Guide for Prohibited Conduct

Hate Crimes and Bias-Motivated Incidents Policy

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Grinnell College is committed to providing a learning and working environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and conduct that can be considered harassing, coercive, or disruptive, including sexual harassment.

The College will not tolerate sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, or intimate partner violence. The College is prepared to take all appropriate steps to prevent and correct such behavior, including providing supportive measures for the Complainants, conducting a Title IX review of the conduct, pursuing voluntary resolution, or taking pursuing formal conduct action against the Respondent/s.

Title IX Updates

March 2021

Amnesty for Alcohol and Other Drug Use and Covid-19 Protocols

The welfare of students, staff, and faculty is of paramount importance. The Grinnell College community encourages the reporting of Prohibited Behavior. Sometimes, students are hesitant to report to College officials or offer assistance to other students because they fear that they themselves may be charged with policy violations, such as underage drinking or violation of Covid-19 protocols at the time of the incident. For example, an underage student who has been drinking, using other drugs, or is in violation of Covid-19 protocols might hesitate to bring a Complainant to Campus Safety for reporting and/or assistance. It is in the best interest of the Grinnell College community for individuals to report allegations of Prohibited Behavior to College officials. Fear of punitive response from the college should not impede a student’s willingness to call for help in such situations. In cases of physical assault or sexual misconduct, the student coming forward with a complaint shall not face campus conduct charges related to the use of alcohol or other drugs or violation of Covid-19 protocols. When a student experiences a physical or psychological crisis while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs or while potentially violating Covid-19 protocols, neither the student in crisis nor the student(s) calling for help will be subject to punitive disciplinary action. Educational measures to prevent future incidents may still apply. Please be advised that criminal/civil processes function separately from campus procedures and may or may not effect each other. This amnesty policy applies only to campus conduct procedures.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact Bailey Asberry, Title IX Coordinator or Ben Newhouse, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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