Sexual Misconduct Policy - Records
The Dean of Students Office will retain records of all reports and complaints, regardless of whether the matter is resolved by means of Title IX assessment, informal resolution or formal resolution. Complaints resolved by means of Title IX assessment or informal resolution are not part of a student’s conduct file or academic record.
Affirmative findings of responsibility in matters resolved through formal resolution are part of a student’s conduct record. Such records shall be used in reviewing any further conduct, or developing sanctions, and shall remain a part of a student’s conduct record.
For crimes of violence that the College is required by federal law to include in its annual security report, the transcripts of suspended or expelled students found responsible after a hearing or appeal, if any, shall include the notation “Suspended After a Finding of Responsibility For Code of Conduct Violation” or “Expelled After a Finding of Responsibility For Code of Conduct Violation.” Transcript notations for suspensions may be removed at the discretion of the Registrar in consultation with the Title IX Coordinator, but not earlier than one (1) year after the conclusion of the suspension. Transcript notations for an expulsion shall not be removed
The conduct files of all students, including those who have been suspended or expelled from the College, are maintained in the Dean of Students Office for no fewer than seven (7) years from the date of the incident.
Further questions about record retention should be directed to the Dean of Students Office.