This Policy is effective August 14, 2020 and was revised September 2020. This Policy amended and supersedes previous policies in the Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook, and Employee Handbook.

Nothing in this Policy is intended to create a contract between Macalester College and any student, employee, independent contractor, vendor, or other individual or entity.

This Policy outlines Macalester College’s community expectations to ensure a campus free from Sexual Misconduct, the steps for recourse for those individuals who have been subject to Sexual Misconduct, and the procedures for determining whether a violation of College policy has occurred. This Policy discusses “Sexual Misconduct,” which refers collectively to the following forms of sex discrimination: Title IX Sexual Harassment, non-Title IX Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Exploitation, as those terms are defined below.

Macalester College seeks to create an environment in which the greatest academic potential of students and professional potential of employees may be realized. In order to create and maintain such an environment, all who work and learn at the College are responsible for ensuring that the community is free from discrimination and Sexual Misconduct. These behaviors threaten our learning, living, and work environments and will not be tolerated.