Sexual Misconduct Policy: Revisions (June 2016 meeting)
-- Section III-A: Clarifying sentence was added specifying prohibited actions.
-- Section III-C and going forward, "volunteers" was changed...
Sexual Misconduct Policy: Revisions (June 2016 meeting) -- Section III-A: Clarifying sentence was added specifying prohibited actions. -- Section III-C and going forward, "volunteers" was changed to "authorized volunteers" to clarify roles that would require training and ongoing education efforts. -- Section III-F: Confidentiality provision -- this is not a change, but given upcoming change to our counseling/advising areas, going forward, this section will mean that advisors, even those who are licensed professional counselors, will not be considered confidential employees. Only those who are licensed counselors in a counseling role at GRCC will be confidential employees. -- In Section VIII, Contacts were updated to reflect current personnel/contact info. -- Section IX, G: Altered definition of Consent: Word "verbalized" was removed from definition sentence as was added as a clarifying factor to determine whether agreement re: sexual activity was reached. The inclusion of "verbalized" in the definition of consent is not part of ATIXA model policy, and making this change reconciled internal inconsistencies. -- Section X: separated portion on "Education and Prevention Programs"; separated that section from Processes section and provided more detail. -- Section X, B: "Investigation Procedures"; description of process was separated into "Resources" and "Investigation" and clarified. -- Section X B 3: "Withdrawal of a Complaint": considerations were clarified as to how/why college might investigate a complaint even without the complainant's consent. Added language indicating colllege may investigate in instances where incident is determined to "affect the college as a whole." -- Section XIV: Policy history updated to summarize current changes. -- Appendix: State criminal law definitions were moved to appendix.