Reporting Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, or Stalking V. Student and Student Organization Expectations and Rights VII.
In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") which, among other things, requires educational institutions to investigate and respond to reports of Sexual and Gender-based Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking, this policy is designed to provide for the prompt, effective, fair, equitable and impartial investigation and resolution of complaints of such conduct against Dartmouth College Students and Student Organizations (as defined below).
Students who engage in Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, or Stalking, as defined below, are subject to disciplinary action up to and including permanent separation (i.e., expulsion).
Students are also subject to disciplinary action for Aiding, Abetting, or Inciting any of these forms of misconduct, and for Retaliation, as both are defined below, for reporting or participating in an investigation under this policy.
Dartmouth adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations.
Further, Dartmouth does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.
"Domestic Violence" – Felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse of the victim by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of thejurisdiction where the crime occurred, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction where the crime occurred. "Stalking" occurs when a person engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts toward another person, under circumstances that would: A course of conduct refers to a pattern of behavior of two or more acts over a period of time that can be reasonably regarded as likely to alarm, harass, or cause fear of harm or injury to that person or to a third party.
The Title IX Coordinator will oversee complaints against faculty members, staff, or third parties.This policy and its procedures supplement, and do not replace, the criminal justice system.Furthermore, pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding between Dartmouth College and the Hanover Police, Dartmouth is required to report to the police department certain alleged crimes, including some forms of Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, or Stalking, which occur in Hanover and constitute a felony under New Hampshire law.Dartmouth is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all its students, faculty, staff, and applicants for admission and employment.
For that reason, Dartmouth prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, national origin, citizenship, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status in the administration of and access to the College's programs and activities, and in conditions of admission and employment.
Please Note: This policy does not govern complaints of sexual assault.