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Colby Disciplinary Actions
Students are encouraged to explore the ways in which the matter can be addressed. Formal Disciplinary action can be taken through Colby's disciplinary process, the criminal justice system off campus, or both. Colby can provide support and assistance in a variety of ways as students consider their options. These options can be explained by one of the deans, by a volunteer victim advocate, and/or members of the security staff.
Cases of misconduct (sexual assault, harassment or exploitation) are adjudicated through a Sexual Misconduct Hearing. To protect the privacy of the student(s) involved, only the faculty and staff members of the Student Conduct Board participate in Sexual Misconduct Hearings.
Students against whom an allegation is made will be notified that an inquiry is being conducted and statements will be collected from accuser(s), witnesses, and persons named in the complaint.
The College explicitly prohibits retaliation against individuals for bringing complaints of sexual assault, sexual harassment or sexual exploitation. Colby may take disciplinary action against persons who engage in such retaliation.
Sexual Assault Policies