Middlebury prohibits the crimes of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking as defined by the Clery Act and this policy.
In addition, for the purposes of this policy, the definitions of domestic violence and dating violence expand upon the definitions required under the Clery Act, as amended effective 2014, and include other prohibited behaviors.
Emergency Withdrawal, Suspension, or Expulsion (Students) 14. Sexual misconduct (including sexual assault), domestic and dating violence and misconduct, stalking, and related retaliation, as defined by this policy (henceforth referred to as the "SMDVS Policy"), are strictly prohibited.
Middlebury Faculty and Staff as Advisors Appendix A: Applicable Definitions: State and Federal Law Appendix B: Contact Information Appendix C: Resources Appendix D: Title IX Coordinator Appendix E: Campus Security Authorities Appendix F: Sanction Information (Students, Faculty, Staff)End Notes Middlebury College (“Middlebury”) is committed to providing a campus and workplace environment that is safe and secure for all students, staff, faculty and others who participate in Middlebury’s programs.
Middlebury’s process to address cases of alleged sexual misconduct, domestic and dating violence or misconduct, stalking and related retaliation is designed to: The parties will be provided procedural rights as outlined in this policy.
Since Middlebury lacks full judicial authority, such as the power to subpoena or place witnesses under oath, an individual’s rights cannot be coextensive with or identical to the rights afforded in a civil or criminal legal proceeding.
The procedures outlined below are designed, however, to assure fundamental fairness and to protect individuals from arbitrary or capricious disciplinary action.
All adjudicators, investigators, and Middlebury officials shall conduct their proceedings in the spirit of these principles.
If exceptional circumstances dictate variation from these procedures, the variation will not invalidate a decision unless it prevented fundamental fairness.
The definitions of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking used in this policy are consistent with the Clery Act, as amended effective 2014.
The policies, procedures and information outlined herein supersede previous Middlebury policies, procedures and information on the same topics. However, where applicable law mandates different procedures or policies with respect to Middlebury programs outside of Vermont, those procedures or policies will apply.
The procedures for addressing complaints or reports of sexual misconduct, domestic or dating violence or misconduct, stalking and related retaliation are set forth below.
Except as otherwise specified herein, this policy applies to faculty, staff and students, as well as to others who participate in Middlebury’s programs and activities (see Section 2, Definitions: Covered Third Parties, below), including the undergraduate college, the Language Schools, the School of the Environment, Midd Core, Bread Loaf School of English, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College Schools Abroad, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey ("the Institute"), and all other Middlebury on- or off-campus programs.