Knox College Policy and Procedures Addressing Title IX Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct
Knox College does not tolerate Title IX Sexual Harassment or Sexual Misconduct. Disregard for these standards in the form of any violation of this Policy may result in disciplinary action. The College's Title IX Sexual Harassment Procedures and Sexual Misconduct Procedures have been established to address complaints alleging violations of this Policy. Complaints alleging Title IX Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator and will be handled based on the nature of the behavior and if it falls within the scope of Title IX Sexual Harassment or Sexual Misconduct. This Policy and Procedures apply to current students, administrators, faculty members, staff members, contractors, visitors, guests, or other members of the College community.
It is important that every member of the College community understands that College Policy prohibits Title IX Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct and other conduct prohibited by this Policy between all members of the College community: for example, between an instructor and a student, between two students, or between a student and an applicant or campus guest. This Policy applies in all College programs and activities, including, but not limited to, discrimination in athletics, instruction, grading, College housing, and College employment. Knox offers educational programming designed to promote the awareness of Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Sexual Harassment for all students, faculty, and staff that includes training for officials with responsibility for investigating or adjudicating alleged violations of the Policy, primary prevention and awareness programs, and ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns.
In addition, the College prohibits retaliation against an individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX and its implementing regulations or the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, or because an individual has, in good faith, opposed any practices forbidden under this Policy or made a report or complaint, testified, assisted, or participated or refused to participate in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this Policy or the related Sexual Misconduct Procedures or Title IX Sexual Harassment Procedures. It is central to the values of the College that any individual who believes they may have been the target of prohibited discrimination or harassment feels free to report their concerns for appropriate investigation and response, without fear of retaliation or retribution.