1. This amended Sexual Misconduct Policy, including but not limited to the Process for Resolving Complaints of Sexual Misconduct, are effective as of May 29th 2017. Complaints made or claims reported prior to May 29th 2017 will generally be reviewed under the prior Sexual Misconduct Policy, unless otherwise determined by the Title IX Coordinator, in their sole discretion, with respect to continuing or ongoing violations or other pertinent circumstances.
  2. Confidential resources generally will not share identifiable information without the reporting individual’s permission, unless:
    • Sharing is required to address an imminent risk of harm to the safety of the community at large, the individual sharing the information, or another member of the community; or
    • The individual alleged to have been harmed is a minor (under 18), in which case the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families must be notified.
    • Elder or disabled individual abuse is reported

    Please note that such individuals who receive reports when not functioning in their licensed or pastoral capacity (e.g., when acting as an administrator or teaching a course) are not prohibited from making a report.

  3. Please note that this list of resources is not comprehensive and all individuals are welcome to utilize resources beyond the names provided. Any questions as to the reporting status of a resource should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator.
  4. The length of time an individual is in counseling depends on many factors including circumstances of the incident, other significant life events, how one chooses to proceed with regards to the incident, and personal social supports available.
  5. The individual who experienced the conduct that may have violated Olin’s Sexual Misconduct Policy will be referred to as the “Complaining Party.” The Individual who is alleged to have violated Olin’s Sexual Misconduct Policy will be referred to as the “Responding Party.” When the Complaining and Responding party are discussed collectively, they will be referred to as the “Parties” and “Party.” There may be an instance where another individual, who has not experienced but is aware of the occurrence of prohibited conduct, may bring a complaint under Olin’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. This individual is referred to as the “Reporting Party.” In specific circumstances, Olin will determine which of the protections provided to the Complaining Party under Olin’s Sexual Misconduct Policy are also applicable to the Reporting Party.
  6. Advisers are not permitted in connection with investigations of any other allegations of violations of Olin’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.
  7. Olin’s Sexual Misconduct Policy is not intended to undermine or alter any rights afforded to a union-represented employee, as provided by applicable law or any collective bargaining agreement, including, but not limited to, a union-represented employee’s Weingarten rights.