On August 13, 2020, the College implemented two new policies related to sexual misconduct:
These two policies are being implemented in response to the new regulations issued in May of 2020 by the U.S. Department of Education mandating how colleges and universities must investigate and adjudicate sexual misconduct cases under Title IX, a federal statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.
Like all educational institutions that receive federal funding, St. John’s College was required to amend its current policies to implement these new regulations. One policy, the Title IX Sexual Harassment policy, addresses sexual misconduct that falls within the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX regulations; this policy is limited in its jurisdiction. A second policy, the College Sexual Misconduct policy, addresses sexual misconduct that does not fall within the scope of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX regulations.
The existing Sexual Intimacies Policy remains unchanged.
All members of the College community are encouraged to review these policies and to be familiar with the definitions of prohibited conduct, reporting options, and investigation and adjudication process. Any questions should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator on the appropriate campus.