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Statement of Policy
Green Mountain College is committed to maintaining a positive emotional and physical environment in which all students have an equal opportunity to achieve success. The College will not tolerate any acts of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking. Any such acts are inconsistent with maintaining social responsibility and academic freedom on campus.

All members of the Green Mountain College community should be free from such acts both in and outside in the classroom. The College seeks to foster a climate free from such acts through a coordinated education and prevention program, clear and effective policies, as well as investigative and grievance procedures that are prompt, fair, impartial, and accessible to all. In response to any reported sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, the College will take appropriate steps to eliminate the misconduct, prevent its recurrence and address its effects. Creating a safe campus environment is the responsibility of all members of the College community, both individually and collectively. Any Green Mountain College student, staff member, or faculty member may make a complaint of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking against a Green Mountain student, staff member or faculty member at any time. Third parties participating in any Green Mountain College undergraduate program or activity or visitors may also make a complaint of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct against a Green Mountain College student, staff member or faculty member at any time.

Green Mountain College complies with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendment of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities. Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct constitute forms of sexual discrimination prohibited by Title IX. The Director of Human Resources is the Title IX Coordinator, and is responsible for coordinating the College’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator is available to meet with College community members or third parties as described above regarding complaints or concerns about sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct or related retaliation in connection with College programs.

The Title IX Coordinator’s contact information is as follows: Janie Evans, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management, Title IX Coordinator 002 Pollock Hall, evansj@greenmtn.edu, (802-287-8203). This Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Policy applies regardless of the complainant‘s or respondent’s race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

(see http://www.greenmtn.edu/life/student-handbook/policies/policy-of-non- discrimination.aspx).

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