Sanctions & Retaliation
Sanctions or Responses from the University
Students who violate this policy are subject to the university’s full range of sanctions which may range from a warning for less severe offenses to expulsion for very severe cases, such as but not limited to, sexual misconduct – non-consensual sexual intercourse. The list of sanctions is listed in the Student Code of Conduct.
Faculty and staff who violated this policy are subject to the corrective action processes as listed in the Employee and Faculty Handbooks which may range from a warning for less severe offenses to termination of employment for very severe cases such as, but not limited to, sexual misconduct – non-consensual sexual intercourse.
Retaliatory Discrimination or Harassment
Any intentional, adverse action taken by a responding individual or allied third party, absent legitimate nondiscriminatory purposes, against a participant or supporter of a participant in a civil rights grievance proceeding or other protected activity under this policy.
Retaliation against an individual for alleging harassment or discrimination, supporting a complaint or for assisting in providing information relevant to a claim of harassment or discrimination is a serious violation of University policy and will be treated as an instance of harassment or discrimination. Acts of alleged retaliation should be reported immediately to the Title IX Coordinator-504/ADA Compliance Officer and will be promptly investigated. The University will take all appropriate actions to protect individuals who fear that they may be subjected to retaliation*.