Sexual Misconduct and Assault Policy
Whittier College strives to create a respectful, safe and non-threatening environment free from sexual misconduct that is safe for all of its community members to live, study, and work. Sexual misconduct in any form is prohibited, including sexual assault or sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and other forms of nonconsensual sexual conduct, all of which can be forms of sexual discrimination.
Sexual offenses are defined as any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly or against that person's will, or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent. The inability to give consent may be a result of, but not limited to, intoxication or diminished capacity.
Confidentiality and the Requirement to Report
Procedures for Handling a Sexual Offense
Retaliation and False Complaints
Support Person Program
Informal and Formal Grievance Procedures for Student Complaints
Myths and Facts about Sexual Assault
Glossary of Terms