Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 USC 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”), covers certain forms of sexual harassment, which is a form of discrimination. “Sexual Harassment,” as defined by and within the scope of the Title IX regulations issued by the United States Department of Education, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, includes unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex, such as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual Harassment also includes sexual assault which refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent.
This Policy governs reports of alleged Sexual Harassment under Title IX. In addition to the conduct addressed under this Policy, the College prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct as set forth in the Student Code of Community Standards, Faculty Handbook, and Employee Handbook.
The College’s primary concern is the health, safety, and well-being of the members of our college community. If you or someone you know may be the victim of Sexual Harassment, as defined below, or any sexual misconduct, you are strongly urged to seek immediate assistance from the appropriate community resource and to report the matter to the Title IX Coordinator.
Please view the full text of Bowdoin College's Title IX policy for detailed information about the process, dismissal of formal complaint, formal resolution, appeals, alternative resolution, records and training materials, and policy interpretation and amendments.