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Student Guide – Sexual Misconduct

Bethany Lutheran College is committed to maintaining high standards of respect and civility, including a working and learning environment that is free of sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual misconduct (rape, acquaintance rape, statutory rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence/assault, or stalking).

Sexual misconduct in all its forms is contrary to God’s moral law, subverts the educational mission of the College, undermines the sense of community, and interferes with the social and spiritual development of employees and students. Sexual misconduct is also unlawful and will not be tolerated by Bethany Lutheran College.

Individuals (employees or students) who violate this policy by committing acts of sexual misconduct against others are guilty of gross misconduct and are subject to disciplinary action or sanctions in accordance with the Employee Handbook or Student Guidebook.

The College will assist any employee or student who believes that he or she has experienced or witnessed sexual assault, as noted under Assistance Following an Incident of Sexual Misconduct (page 9). The College will also take steps to eliminate potential sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and correct its effects on complainants and others.

Information on making a confidential report of sexual misconduct is available on our Bethany Cares page. Additional resources can be found at the Resources link below.

Please click on the ‘Policies & Resources’ tabs on this page for PDF documents containing complete versions of Bethany Lutheran College’s Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy and Sexual Misconduct Resources. Printed copies of these policies are also available from the Title IX Coordinator, Dean of Students, V.P. of Student Affairs, Campus Health, Counseling Services, and Residential Life offices. Concerns regarding Title IX should be directed to the College’s Title IX Officer.

Bethany annually trains the Title IX Coordinator and all other Title IX team members as required by law. These training materials are accessible to the public at this link pursuant to the College’s compliance with 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b)(10)(i)(D).