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Procedures for Addressing Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Domestic
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
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
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.