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Carleton College is committed to:

  • Fostering an environment free of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other sexually inappropriate conduct. We expect community members to engage in relationships and sexual interactions that are characterized by consent. Individuals who engage in behaviors that violate Carleton’s community standards and Policies Against Sexual Misconduct are held responsible for their actions.
  • Maintaining a response to sexual misconduct that is comprehensive in its scope, supportive in its approach, and fair in its execution. It should be supportive before, during, and after any adjudication, recognizing that for all parties affected by an instance of sexual misconduct—alleged or proven—the experience is emotionally, socially, and intellectually demanding.
  • Taking seriously the fact that the best process to address sexual misconduct should begin before any sexual misconduct has occurred, with prevention through education, and should conclude with intentional measures to work towards healing individuals and community.