Northwest College

Policies and Procedures

Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Northwest College Sexual Misconduct Policy incorporates the essential elements regarding sexual misconduct related to sexual assault, harassment, domestic violence, and stalking, as well as sexual nondiscrimination provisions contained in state and federal legislation such as Title IX, Title VII, the Clery Act, the SaVE Act, and Violence Against Women Act.

The College is mandated by these acts to report all incidents of sexual misconduct, to provide remedies to those affected by the sexual misconduct, and to impose necessary sanctions to the party(s) found to be responsible for the sexual misconduct. 

The NWC Sexual Misconduct Policy applies to all students enrolled in classes or who are involved in college-related activities (sports, music, forensics, etc.), all employees, visitors, and people who provided services for the College who may have contact (physical or electronic) with College personnel or students. 

Acts of sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking) are considered Title IX violations and must be directed to the Northwest College Title IX Coordinator, who is responsible for implementing the College's Sexual Misconduct Policy. 

Northwest College cannot guarantee a risk-free environment, but we hope incidents of sexual misconduct can be reduced through prevention, awareness, and risk-reduction efforts. Most sexual offenses on campus are committed by individuals known to the victim through an acquaintance or dating relationship, so a truly safe campus can be achieved only through shared knowledge, attitudinal and behavioral changes, and the cooperative effort of all students, faculty, and staff.

Sexual violence has no place in a community dedicated to fostering academic, community, and personal growth.The Northwest College Sexual Misconduct Policy, as well as applicable federal and state laws, prohibits retaliation, intimidation, or reprisal against anyone who files a report and/or who cooperates with or participates in any procedures or investigations related to a report of sexual misconduct. 

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