Sometimes a student complainant or third party is hesitant to report a sexual harassment or sexual misconduct incident to University officials because they themselves may be accused of other policy violations, such as underage drinking at the time of the incident. It is in the best interest of this community that as many students as possible choose to report a sexual harassment or sexual misconduct (incident removed) to University officials. To encourage reporting, the University pursues a policy of offering students who may have violated the code of conduct themselves leniency from alcohol and/or other drugs. The seriousness of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct is a major concern and the University does not want any of the circumstances (e.g., drug or alcohol use) to inhibit its reporting.
UPDATED AS OF AUGUST 21, 2020