Amnesty Rights

Title IX

The College community encourages the reporting of conduct code violations and crimes by victims and witnesses. Sometimes, victims or witnesses are hesitant to report to College officials or participate in grievance processes because they fear that they themselves may be accused of policy violations, such as underage drinking at the time of the incident. It is in the best interests of this community that as many victims as possible choose to report to College officials, and that witnesses come forward to share what they know. To encourage reporting, the College may offer victims and witnesses amnesty/immunity from policy violations related to the reported incident. While serious violations cannot be overlooked, the College reserves the right to waive lesser charges (such as violations of the alcohol policy) in cases that involve sexual misconduct.