Sexual harassment is illegal and the university will not tolerate sexual harassment of its students and employees, nor will the university tolerate unprofessional conduct which leads to and is associated with sexual harassment.
In the academic context, sexual harassment may be used to describe a wide range of behavior between students, between employees, or between students and employees. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment.
Policy 311: Non Discrimination and Prevention of Harassment and Related Unprofessional Conduct, and its related procedures, can be found on the Vermont State Colleges website student policies page.
Castleton is committed to maintaining an educational and working environment free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct. Castleton is also committed to maintaining an educational and working environment free from domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Such misconduct will not be tolerated. These acts not only violate a person’s feelings of trust and safety but can also substantially interfere with a person’s education or employment.
Policy 311-A: Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence can be found in University Handbook. The procedures for implementing Policy 311-A can also be found in the University Handbook under Sexual Misconduct Policies and on the Vermont State College's website's student policies page.
To initiate a sexual harassment complaint, formally or informally, or to initiate a complaint under Policy 311-A, or for further information, contact:
Title IX Coordinator
Castleton, VT 05735