Four proposed changes and additions to the Sexual Misconduct Policy were approved by a majority voice vote:
1. Change to the current definition ‘Incapacitated Sex’ to:
Sexual Contact with an Incapacitated Person: Incapacitation is the physical and/or mental inability to make informed, rational judgments. To have sexual contact with someone whom you know to be, or should know to be incapable of making a rational, reasonable decision due to his or her consumption of substances, in other words, unable to give effective consent, is a violation of policy.
2. Addition to the ‘Definitions’ section of the policy:
Sexual Exploitation: Acts committed by a person for sexual gratification, financial gain and/or advancement, entertainment, or for any other reason that abuses or exploits the privacy of another person’s sexuality. Examples may include but are not limited to: non-consensual recording of sexual activity or nudity, unauthorized presentation or distribution of said recordings in any form, allowing others to observe a sexual act without the knowledge or consent of the individuals involved, or prostituting another person.
Obligations under Title IX: Sexual assault and sexual harassment are forms of sexual discrimination under Title IX. The behaviors are prohibited behavior at Carleton College and are violations of Carleton College’s Policies against Sexual Misconduct. Further information about Title IX and the college’s obligations under it are available from Carleton’s Title IX Coordinator, Joanne Mullen, who may be contacted x4569 or at email@example.com.
4. Added language on the Statute of Limitations, page 8 under Internal Student Complaint Process and on page 11 under Faculty and Staff Complaint Process:
Time Limitations for Bringing a Complaint: A complaint may be brought anytime, as long as the respondent is a current faculty, staff or student of Carleton College.