Kenyon College does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. The requirement of non-discrimination in educational programs and activities extends to employment and admission. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies, including Title IX, Section 504, and Title VI, is:
Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator
Eaton North 159
Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, 1350 Euclid Ave., Suite 325, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.
Kenyon College is committed to providing its students, faculty, and staff a community and place of study that is free of discrimination. Sexual harassment is a form of prohibited sex discrimination. Sexual harassment is against the law and in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.
Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome and unsolicited sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when 1) submission to such conduct is used as the basis for educational decisions or is made a condition of participation in a school program or activity; or 2) such conduct (a) has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with a student's academic performance, (b) is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it adversely and unreasonably affects a student's participation in or receipt of benefit from an educational program, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment; or c) otherwise adversely and unreasonably affects a student's learning opportunities.
Sex discrimination and sexual harassment can take many forms, including but not limited to the following:
• repeated and unwanted comments that stigmatize another on the basis of one's sex;
• subtle pressure for sexual activity;
• sexually harassing statements made through electronic communication;
• graphic comments about a person's body;
• sexually explicit pictures or suggestive objects placed in a living or work space thata reasonable person would find offensive;
• unwanted propositions of a sexual nature, or demands for sexual favors;
• non-consensual sexual intercourse;
• non-consensual sexual contact;• sexual exploitation;
• endangering the health of another person by exposing him or her to a sexuallytransmitted disease or condition without notifying the person in advance;
• unwanted telephone calls or e-mail with sexually explicit content.
Off-campus misconduct between students may lead to the creation of an on-campus hostile environment that constitutes sexual harassment. Therefore, student-on-student sexual harassment complaints that involve off-campus activities will be processed in the same manner as other complaints.
Any student found responsible for violating the policy on sexual harassment will likely receive a recommended sanction ranging from warning to dismissal, depending on the severity of the incident, and taking into account any previous campus conduct code violations.