Community Board on Sexual Misconduct

Mission

The Community Board on Sexual Misconduct is the College body charged with adjudicating complaints of student-to-student sexual misconduct and for serving as an advisory to the College on the maintenance and development of the Policies Against Sexual Misconduct.

Membership

Faculty: Four faculty serve on this committee. Each is appointed by the Faculty Affairs Committee to serve a three-year term. 

Staff: Four staff serve this committee. The Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Deputy for Faculty/Staff and Investigator serve in an ex officio, non-voting capacity.  The Title IX Coordinator chairs the committee and together with the Title IX Deputy is responsible for arranging and leading meetings and training.  Three additional staff are appointed by the President's Office to serve a three-year term.

Students: Five student-at-large positions are appointed by the Carleton Student Association each spring to serve during the upcoming academic year.

Preferred Skills or Experience for Committee Members

All representatives on the Board are expected to be available for the entire academic year. Comprehensive training take place on Wednesdays during weeks 2-6 each term from 4:00-5:15 p.m. Training topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Carleton's Policies Against Sexual Misconduct and the Student Complaint Process;
  • Resources for students;
  • Facilitation;
  • Sensitivity;
  • Current events/trends;
  • Practice hearings and scenarios;
  • FERPA and legal privacy requirements;
  • Discussion on current scholarship and case studies relevant to sexual misconduct.

When a hearing is needed, only the three selected panel members will be in attendance (one faculty, one staff, one student) and will hear a case on a Wednesday from approximately 4:00–10:00 p.m. 

Committee Work

The committee agenda is set by the chair. The committee communicates through the Title IX team and Carleton Weekly. For more information please visit the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response website.

Updated Fall 2017