Policies Related to Sexual Misconduct
Consistent with our mission and values, Hamline University is committed to developing and educating the whole person and to investing in the personal and professional growth of all community members. We also seek to maintain a safe and nurturing learning and working environment. Sexual misconduct of any form is a violation of a person’s rights, dignity, and integrity and will not be tolerated at Hamline University.
The following policies thus seek to prevent sexual misconduct including sexual harassment and discrimination; to support all students, faculty, and staff who have experienced such conduct; and to promptly and fairly respond to any allegations that any student, faculty, staff, or visitor has engaged in such conduct. In addition, retaliation by any student, faculty, or staff for the good faith bringing of a complaint or participating in any investigation or proceeding under this policy will not be tolerated and will be independent grounds for remedial action.
Non-Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation Based on Protected Class Status, and Intimate Relationships Between Employees and Students
Hamline University will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender expression; gender identity; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local commission; disability; age; or protected veteran status in its employment or educational opportunities.
Title IX Sexual Harassment
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in Hamline University's U.S. based education programs and activities. Under Title IX, sexual harassment constitutes sex discrimination. Sexual harassment includes conduct on the basis of sex that is: unwelcomed conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies the complainant equal access to a Hamline education program or activity ("Unwelcomed Conduct"); sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence (herein, dating violence and domestic violence are jointly "relationship violence"), stalking; any instance related to a quid pro quo stipulation involving a Hamline employee; and any related retaliation.
Procedures for Addressing Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaints
This process document sets forth the procedures for addressing sexual misconduct complaints under Title IX.