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Procedures for Addressing Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence,

Dating Violence or Stalking
The College will investigate and respond to all reports of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking connected with the educational or employment operations of the College, whether the alleged behavior occurred on or off campus.

Confidentiality, Privacy, and Reporting
Different people on campus have different reporting responsibilities and different responsibilities to maintain confidentiality, depending on their roles at the College and College policy. Therefore, when consulting College personnel, all parties should be aware of confidentiality, privacy and mandatory reporting requirements in order to make informed choices. Green Mountain College will make every effort to protect the privacy of individuals while protecting the safety of the community.

If a person wants the details of an incident kept confidential, they should speak with campus Wellness Center counselors, the College Chaplain, or off-campus rape crisis resources who can maintain confidentiality, or call the Campus Conduct Hotline.
Contact information for these confidential resources is as follows:
Wellness Center: 802-287-8376
Campus Chaplain: 802-287-8376
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
Campus Conduct Hotline: 1-866-943-5787
See Threat Assessment for details about how the reporting and follow-up for this process works.

If a student wants to file an anonymous “Jane/John Doe Report,” they should contact the Department of Campus Safety at (802)-287-8911. These anonymous reports are designed to provide the complainant with the opportunity to report a possible violation of this policy without necessarily leading to the investigation or discipline of another person. The information from this report will be treated as confidential until the complainant wishes to formally bring a complaint, provided that the information does not indicate that there may be a threat to members of the College community.

The College will protect the confidentiality of individuals allegedly subjected to sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking to the extent practicable in light of the need to do investigations and hold conduct proceedings. The College will not include the names of complainants or other identifying information in publicly-available reports that are compiled as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Green Mountain College is also part of a larger community with laws that it has a duty to uphold. Records and statements from College officials and those involved in an investigation may be subpoenaed though the Vermont judiciary system if there is an independent investigation or lawsuit related to a reported act of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking.

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