When the University learns about sexual misconduct, we take immediate and appropriate action to determine what occurred.
We take prompt and effect steps to end sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects, whether or not the sexual misconduct is the subject of a criminal investigation.
Lesley follows University policies and procedures when investigating allegations of sexual misconduct, even if the allegation is the subject of a criminal investigation.
A criminal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment or sexual violence does not relieve Lesley of its duty under Title IX to resolve complaints promptly and equitably.
The University takes steps to protect a complainant. The University provides support on campus and referrals for off-campus resources. Retaliation against anyone reporting sexual misconduct or against anyone who provides information about sexual misconduct is strictly prohibited.
Lesley follows the Complaint Resolution Procedure in resolving sexual misconduct matters.
Equal Opportunity and Inclusion Policy
Community Standards of Conduct
Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence Policy
Unequal Consensual Relationships Policy
Complaint Resolution Procedure
Hiring Protocol (PDF)
Diversity Scorecard (PDF)
University Response to Sexual Misconduct
Office of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion/Title IX Coordinator
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