Scope of Policy

This policy, including the procedures contained herein, unless expressly indicated otherwise, applies to all faculty, staff, administration, students, volunteers, vendors, independent contractors, visitors, and individuals employed, studying, living, or working at Whittier College.  For incidents involving non-students or incidents where the accused person is a non-student, refer to the faculty and/or employee handbooks for  information relating to the investigation and adjudicative procedures and sanctions.

This policy is designed to guide alleged victims, those making complaints, as well as those accused of sexual misconduct in providing a fair and equitable process for investigating and resolving this type of allegation. 

Expected to follow local, state, and federal laws, this Policy applies to conduct on Campus Premises and at College-sponsored events that take place off campus and any electronic communication.  If both the Complainant and the Respondent are members of the College community, this Policy applies regardless of the location of the alleged incident and immigration status.

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