Sexual and gender-based misconduct

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to address Lynn University’s responsibilities under Title IX and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.

Policy

Pursuant to the Lynn University Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy, sexual and gender-based misconduct (i.e., Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Exploitation, and Stalking) is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at Lynn University.

The University urges an individual to make a report if they are the victim of sexual or gender- based misconduct, has knowledge of another person being the victim of sexual or gender-based misconduct, or believes in good faith that they have witnessed a possible warning sign of sexual or gender-based misconduct in accordance with the reporting procedures set forth in the Lynn University Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy.

A report of sexual or gender-based misconduct will be dealt with promptly in accordance with the Lynn University Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy. Confidentiality will be maintained to the greatest extent possible. Violators of the Lynn University Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy will be subject to disciplinary action that may include termination, expulsion, suspension, removal from campus, cancellation of contract, other appropriate institutional sanctions or any other means necessary to address the behavior. Prosecution by civil authorities may also occur.

Definitions

Definitions of what the University considers to be sexual or gender-based misconduct are outlined in detailed in the University’s Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy.

Procedures/Guidelines

Complaint, investigation, and responsive action procedures are outlined in the University’s Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy.

To learn more about this policy or the supporting procedures, please contact Employee Services.

Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018