Retaliation and False Reporting

The College strictly prohibits retaliation of any kind against any person for reporting or otherwise participating in any effort to address any report of sexual misconduct involving a member of the College community.  This prohibition applies with equal force whether the report of sexual misconduct was made to the College or authorities outside the College or both.  Any person who engages in retaliation will be subject to disciplinary action through the established disciplinary procedures of the College.  Sanctions for retaliation can include the full range of those available at the college, including suspension and expulsion.

The College also will subject to discipline any person who knowingly makes a false report or otherwise provides false information in connection with a report of sexual conduct involving a member of the College community.  This prohibition against false reports or statements does not apply to reports or statements which are made in good faith but ultimately found not to be substantiated.