In accordance with college policy and applicable federal and state law, Kirtland Community College prohibits sexual misconduct by students, employees, or any persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, engaged or present under the care, authority, and jurisdiction of the college. The action of sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, non-consensual sexual intercourse or contact, sexual or sex-based harassment, sexual coercion, dating or domestic violence, or stalking. Please refer to [the procedure] for definitions of these and related terms.
The college is committed to providing an educational environment free of sexual misconduct, will investigate allegations of such misconduct, will address any violations of this or related policies, and will act to prevent recurrence and to remedy effects.
Any person who believes they are a victim of sexual misconduct, or who observes what they believe to be an act of sexual misconduct, within the jurisdiction of Kirtland Community College, is urged to immediately inform a responsible employee of the college. The college will establish and maintain readily accessible means of doing so. The college will conduct a prompt, fair, and impartial investigation, and act on the basis of the facts determined, according to college policy and applicable law. Individuals should be aware that the college exercises civil authority, not criminal, and may work both in collaboration with, and proceed separately and apart from, the criminal justice system.
Adopted August 2015
To view the procedure, go to PRO 5.440 Procedure for Sexual Misconduct