Sexual Misconduct & Title IX
Sexual misconduct and sexual violence violate the values of Olin and will not be tolerated within the College community.
Olin rejects and condemns all forms of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and disrespect.
Olin is committed to sustaining a welcoming environment for everyone and especially for those vulnerable to discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, marital or parental status, veteran status, sex, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity. It is the policy of Olin to adhere to all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. In addition, all community members are expected to take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent or stop an act of sexual misconduct through safe bystander intervention.
Sexual misconduct and sexual violence can be devastating to the person who experiences it directly and can be traumatic to the person’s family, friends, and to the Olin community. Olin is committed to providing an environment of well-being, learning, and accountability for its members by preventing the occurrence of sexual misconduct and addressing its effects.
Commitment to Non-Discrimination
Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination that deprives a person of equal treatment. It is prohibited by Title IX, a federal law that states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Sexual harassment is also prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 151B, Massachusetts Fair Education Practices Act, Massachusetts General Laws 151 C, Section 2(g), and other applicable state and federal statutes.
Olin rejects and condemns all forms of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and disrespect, and is committed to sustaining a welcoming environment for every individual. It is the policy of Olin to adhere to all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination. Olin does not discriminate in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of a person’s race, religion, color, national origin, age, marital or parental status, veteran status, sex, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
The Title IX Coordinator supports the Olin College community through policy, education and response.
The Title IX Coordinator manages the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and collaborates with multiple offices on and off campus to provide resources as well as educational opportunities for the prevention of sexual misconduct and gender-based discrimination. The Title IX Coordinator also manages all concerns and complaints by community members that relate to Olin's Sexual Misconduct Policy and manages the response, investigation, and resolution of complaints. Olin College encourages all community members to understand the Sexual Misconduct Policy, including the definitions of prohibited behaviors, available resources to support community members, and the process for the investigation and resolution of complaints.
Guilene Prepetit should be contacted for any Title IX concerns related to Olin College students, employees, groups, and/or visitors.
Section 106.45(b) of the 2020 Final Title IX Rules require the sharing of “All materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process. A recipient must make these training materials publicly available on its website, or if the recipient does not maintain a website the recipient must make these materials available upon request for inspection by members of the public.”