Kenyon's Sexual Misconduct Policy and Criminal Laws
- According to Ohio law, information about alleged felonies must be reported to civil authorities unless the information is shared with a physician, a member of the clergy, or a trained counselor, including the College's Sexual Misconduct Advisors. Other College officers, including deans, faculty members who are not Sexual Misconduct Advisors, and members of the Campus Safety staff are obligated to report alleged felonies to the Knox County Sheriff's Department, usually through Kenyon's Office of Campus Safety. As a practical matter, prosecuting attorneys will typically not bring charges against the accused in a Sexual Assault case unless the accuser is willing to support the case and testify against the accused.
- In compliance with applicable Federal and Ohio laws, the College reserves the right to notify authorities and the local community of any threatening situation, and to take appropriate action without the consent of the victim.
- The College reserves the right to take action regarding a student or student group whenever their activities are viewed as threatening or injurious to the well-being or property of members of the College community or to the property or orderly functioning of the College.
- A student charged with Sexual Misconduct by Kenyon can be prosecuted under Ohio criminal statutes and also disciplined under the College's policies, rules, and regulations. These actions are separate and are not dependent upon one another. On campus, cases of Sexual Misconduct are resolved through the College's judicial process, and are normally heard by the Kenyon Judicial Board.