Green Mountain College is committed to maintaining a community free from violence of any sort. The College will not tolerate instances of sexual misconduct or harassment as defined by the Student Code of Conduct or by state and/or federal law.
Sexual misconduct is defined as any sexual contact or conduct with another person without that person's expressed consent. Sexual misconduct also includes sexual contact or conduct with another person who is under the age of 16 or whose ability to appraise or control conduct is substantially impaired.
Impairment or intoxication by the perpetrator of forced or non-consensual sexual activity does not excuse the conduct.
The following constitute violations of the Green Mountain College Sexual Misconduct Protocol and sanctions for students found responsible for such violations will be determined on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the nature and severity of the violation:
Non-Consensual Sexual Contact: Any sexual touching (including disrobing and exposure), however slight, with any body part or any object, by a man or a woman upon a man or a woman, without effective consent.
Sexual Exploitation: When a student takes non-consensual, unjust, or abusive sexual advantage of another for his/her own advantage or benefit and that behavior does not otherwise constitute rape, sexual assault, or sexual harassment. Examples include:
* inducing incapacitation with the intent to rape or sexually violate another student,
* non-consensual video, audio taping or still photography of sexual activity,
* allowing others to observe a personal act of consensual sex without knowledge or consent of the partner,
* engaging in voyeurism
Non-consensual Sexual Intercourse (or Rape): Any sexual intercourse (anal, oral, or vaginal), however slight, with any body part or any object, by a man or a woman upon a man or a woman, without effective consent. Non-consensual sexual activity occurs if a female/male is forced to have sexual intercourse, or if sexual intercourse occurs under circumstances in which he/she is unable to consent to such activities. Sexual intercourse may involve vaginal, oral, or anal penetration by a penis, other body part, or other object. The perpetrator may be known or unknown to the victim. The force necessary can be any amount or threat of force, which places the victim in fear of injury or in fear of his/her life. The perpetrator need not use a weapon nor must he/she physically abuse the victim to make him/her fearful of injury or his/her life. The terms "acquaintance rape" and "date rape" refer to the above-described behavior perpetrated by someone known to the victim. Non-consensual sexual intercourse also includes knowingly transmitting an STD or HIV to another student or engaging in prostitution or promoting prostitution (i.e. personally gaining money, privilege, or power from the sexual activities of another student).