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(MnSCU Policy 1B.3)
( RCTC Policy 1B.1.3)
Part 1. Policy Statement
Sexual violence is an intolerable intrusion into the most personal and private rights of an individual, and is prohibited at Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC). (See MnSCU Board Policy 1B.3 – Sexual Violence Policy: http://www.mnscu.edu/board/policy/1b03.html) and related Procedure 1B.3.1 – Sexual Violence Procedure (http://www.mnscu.edu/board/procedure/1b03p1.html).
Rochester Community and Technical College is committed to maintaining a campus community free from sexual violence in all forms, and will take appropriate action against any individual found responsible for acts in violation of this policy. This policy applies to all Rochester Community and Technical College students and employees, and to others, as appropriate, where alleged incidents of sexual violence have occurred on Rochester Community and Technical College property.
Part 2. Reporting Incidents of Sexual Violence
Any individual who believes he or she has been, or is being, subjected to conduct prohibited by MnSCU Board Policy 1B.3, Sexual Violence Policy, is urged to report the incident as soon as possible to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Renee Engelmeyer, Human Resources Office, Room CF116, Rochester Community and Technical College, 851 30th Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904-4999, phone number 507-285-7183 and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any person with knowledge of a suspected incident of sexual violence is encouraged to report. In addition, any employee with supervisory or student-advising responsibilities who has been informed of an alleged incident of sexual violence against an individual on College property or related to College activities are required to report the incident.
If an act of violence or abuse is witnessed, the individual witnessing the incident must call 911 and notify law enforcement immediately that they believe a crime is occurring and provide the necessary details.
Part 3. Procedure
If the respondent is an employee, the investigation and disciplinary decision-making shall be conducted pursuant to the procedures outlines in MnSCU Board Procedure 1B1.1.
If the respondent is a student, the investigation and disciplinary action shall be conducted pursuant to MnSCU Board Policy and RCTC Policy 3.6 Student Conduct.
If the respondent is both an employee and a student, the results of the investigation will be submitted for review to both the decision maker appointed under the Student Code of Conduct concerning student action and to the President or designee concerning personnel action.
If a complainant does not desire to pursue a complaint through the College’s proceedings, RCTC reserves the right to investigate and resolve the complaint as it deems appropriate.
RCTC cannot guarantee confidentiality to those who report incidents of sexual violence except where the report is privileged communications with licensed health care professionals.
Date of Implementation: Immediate
Date of Adoption: 3/27/2012
Updated: April 16, 2013 7:57 PM