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The following is a summary of the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. The full policy is on the College's website at: https://www.bridgewater.edu/title-ix-resources/sexual-misconduct-policy/

Bridgewater College is committed to maintaining and strengthening an environment founded on civility and respect. Sexual Misconduct, as defined by the Sexual Misconduct Policy, is antithetical to the values and standards of the College community, is incompatible with the safe, healthy environment that the College community expects and deserves, and will not be tolerated.

The College is committed to providing programs, activities, and an educational and work environment free from sex discrimination. The College is also committed to eliminating Sexual Misconduct, preventing its recurrence, and addressing its effects, and to fostering a community that promotes prompt reporting of Sexual Misconduct and timely and fair resolution of Sexual Misconduct Complaints. In furtherance of these commitments, the Policy sets forth available resources, describes prohibited conduct, and establishes procedures for responding to reports of Sexual Misconduct. 

The Policy applies to any allegation of Sexual Misconduct made by or against a student or an employee of the College or a third party, regardless of the sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender, gender expression, or gender identity of any party, if the conduct giving rise to the Complaint is related to the College’s United States academic, educational, athletic, or extracurricular programs or activities. In the case of allegations of Sexual Misconduct, unless otherwise stated, the Policy supersedes and applies in lieu of all other procedures and policies set forth in other College documents.

To report a possible violation of the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, please contact one of the Title IX coordinators listed on the College website, a staff member from the Department of Student Life, or a member of the Campus Police and Safety department.