At Wheaton College, it is priority that all reports of alleged sexual and gender-based misconduct are responded to with fairness and care. To ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws, Wheaton has developed two adjacent policies regarding response to sexual and gender-based misconduct. These policies ensure Wheaton’s ability to appropriately and consistently respond to allegations of sexual and gender-based misconduct, regardless of whether or not alleged incidents fall under the specific jurisdiction of Title IX.
Regarding incidents that are alleged to have occurred within the College’s education programs or activities (ie: on-campus, at a College-sponsored trip or event) and therefore fall within the jurisdiction of Title IX, please see this policy:
Title IX Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct Policy for Students
Regarding incidents of alleged sexual or gender-based misconduct, by a student of the College occurring outside of the College’s education program or activity that creates a sex-based hostile environment within the College’s education program or activity and/or that is sexual or gender-based that does not meet established harassment thresholds under Title IX, please see this policy:
Non-Title IX Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct Policy for Students