Olin College is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment for all community members, guests, and visitors. In compliance with federal law, Olin College has adopted policies and procedures to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, as well as gender-based discrimination. These policies have been developed to reaffirm the values of our community and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated. These policies and the resolution procedures are intended to comply with Title IX, the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act, including the Campus SaVE Act, the Clery Act, and the guidance documents on Title IX as set forth by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.
All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. In addition, all community members are expected to take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent or stop an act of sexual misconduct and gender-based discrimination through safe bystander interventions. Sexual misconduct and gender-based discrimination violate the values of our community and are unacceptable at the college. These actions can be devastating to the person who experiences it directly and can be traumatic to the person’s family, friends, and the larger Olin community as well. Please note that some individuals who have experienced sexual misconduct identify themselves as victims, and some identify themselves as survivors. Therefore, both of these terms are used throughout this section.
Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination that unjustly deprives a person of equal treatment. It is prohibited by Title IX, a federal law that provides that: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Sexual harassment is also prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 151B, Massachusetts Fair Education Practices Act, Massachusetts General Laws 151 C, Section 2 (g), and other applicable state and federal statutes.
Rame Hanna Title IX Coordinator Director of Diversity and Inclusion firstname.lastname@example.org 781.292.2322; Campus Centet 326b