All adjudicators, investigators, and Middlebury officials shall conduct their proceedings in the spirit of these principles.If exceptional circumstances dictate variation from these procedures, the variation will not invalidate a decision unless it prevented fundamental fairness.
The Dean of Students Office/Division of Student Life is committed to providing an environment that is free of sexual misconduct, stalking, and dating and domestic violence in any form.
We are dedicated to creating a safe and secure campus that allows students, faculty, staff and third parties the right to learn, work and live.
Pursuing a Criminal Complaint, Involvement of Law Enforcement, and Obtaining a No Contact Order, No Trespass Notice, and Order of Protection8. 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.
Complaint Investigation and Resolution Procedures(A) In General(B) Complaints Directed to the HRO or DTC (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 Adjudication11. Plans or Directives Issued by Middlebury Officials16. Such action could include discipline for employees such as written reprimands, salary freezes (faculty) or termination of employment, or discipline for students such as probationary status, a letter of official discipline, suspension or expulsion from any or all programs in which the student is enrolled or participating.
The definitions below are intended to provide clarity, and do not suggest that one behavior is more severe or violating than the other.
is the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent (as defined below) of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of their temporary or permanent mental incapacity.However, Middlebury utilizes its own definitions of these prohibited behaviors for purposes of this policy that are consistent with the Clery Act, as amended effective 2014 (and expand upon the Clery act as noted above), and determines responsibility for violations of Middlebury policy through its own procedures and standards of proof (that is, by a preponderance of the evidence standard), not through the procedures or standards of proof employed in the criminal justice system.The definitions outlined immediately below apply as a matter of Middlebury policy in all locations where Middlebury operates its programs.is sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent in the applicable jurisdiction.Sexual assault can be committed by any person against any other person, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or past or current relationship status.These standards apply to all regardless of sex, gender or sexual orientation.