The policies, procedures and information outlined herein supersede previous Middlebury policies, procedures and information on the same topics. 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. However, where applicable law mandates different procedures or policies with respect to Middlebury programs outside of Vermont, those procedures or policies will apply.
Previous relationships or consent do not imply consent to future sexual conduct.Consent to one form of sexual activity does not imply consent to other forms of sexual activity. The use of alcohol or drugs does not minimize or excuse a person’s responsibility for committing sexual misconduct, or that person’s responsibility for determining whether another is capable of giving consent, as described above. 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. Emergency Withdrawal, Suspension, or Expulsion (Students)14. Training of Individuals Conducting Investigations and Adjudications15. Middlebury will take reasonable, prompt and appropriate action to respond to sexual misconduct (including sexual assault), domestic and dating violence and misconduct, stalking and related retaliation where such conduct impacts or has the potential to impact the Middlebury program-based educational, residential, or employment environment of any member of the Middlebury community.
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.
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.
Sexual assault can be committed by any person against any other person, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or past or current relationship status.
Sexual assault may occur with or without physical resistance or violence.
Middlebury prohibits the crimes of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking as defined by the Clery Act and this policy.