Sexual Misconduct Policy

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Sexual misconduct is unlawful. It is also, of course, completely antithetical to Wellesley’s mission. We must all do our part to end sexual misconduct wherever and whenever it may occur.

The College encourages students to learn about Wellesley’s Sexual Misconduct Policy in detail, familiarize themselves with Title IX resources, help educate each other, and continue to look out for one another. Below, you’ll find important information on campus support and resources, such as how to get help if you or someone you know has experienced sexual misconduct, and how to report an incident of sexual misconduct.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination that is prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972 and other laws. Wellesley's Sexual Misconduct Policy explains individual, organizational, and community rights and responsibilities regarding student sexual misconduct; the College’s response to student sexual misconduct; and the resources available to Wellesley students for addressing any sexual misconduct-related concerns.

Resources for Students

Resources are available to support students who have experienced sexual misconduct—both on campus and in the surrounding community—and for anyone who may be in a position to help those students.

Not Anymore

All Wellesley students are encouraged to complete Not Anymore, an interactive online education program that provides students with information about sexual misconduct on college campuses and how to be an active bystander, as well as opportunities for personal reflection. Not Anymore also provides helpful resources available to you at Wellesley College and in the larger community. The program takes less than 90 minutes to complete and can be accessed on the Not Anymore program page.

Alcohol and Other Drugs and Sexual Misconduct

While alcohol or other drug use is never the cause of sexual misconduct, it is frequently involved in sexual misconduct incidents. Students should be aware of the Student Sexual Misconduct Responsible Action Clause, which encourages students to access help for or report sexual misconduct by waiving what would otherwise be an Alcohol and Other Drug Policy violation, as well as the College's definition of consent to sexual activity, which cannot be given by someone who is impaired by alcohol or other drugs.