Sexual misconduct is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at the Iliff School of Theology (Iliff). A member of Iliff's community who is the victim of sexual misconduct, has knowledge of another person being the victim of sexual misconduct, or believes in good faith that he/she has witnessed a possible warning sign of sexual misconduct as defined by this policy is urged to make a formal report to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the police and follow theSexual Misconduct Policy process outlined in Iliff's Equal Opportunity, Harassment & Non-Discrimination Policy and Procedures.
All members of Iliff’s community, including but not limited to students, faculty (including adjunct faculty), staff, trustees, volunteers and independent contractors are subject to this policy. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action that may include termination, expulsion, suspension, removal from campus, cancellation of contract, other appropriate Iliff sanctions or any other means necessary to address the behavior. Prosecution by civil authorities may also occur.
Sexual misconduct is defined as the threat or the commission of behavior used to obtain sexual gratification against another’s will or at the expense of another such as inducing fear, shame, or mental suffering. Sexual misconduct includes sexual harassment, unwanted sexual acts or actions, whether by an acquaintance, a person in the position of authority, or a stranger that occurs without indication of consent of both individuals or under threat or coercion. Sexual misconduct can occur either forcibly and/or against a person’s will, or when a person is incapable of giving consent. By law, certain individuals are incapable of giving legal consent to sexual activity, including minors, adolescents, and developmentally disabled individuals. Silence does not in and of itself constitute consent.
The victim of sexual misconduct may be anyone, including but not limited to, adults, adolescents, minors, the developmentally disabled, and vulnerable individuals regardless of age. Sexual misconduct may include, but is not limited to, rape, forcible sodomy, forcible oral copulation, sexual assault with an object, sexual battery, forcible fondling, and threat of sexual assault.
Iliff urges an individual to make a formal report if that individual is the victim of sexual misconduct, has knowledge of another person being the victim of sexual misconduct, or believes in good faith that he/she has witnessed a possible warning sign of sexual misconduct. A report of sexual misconduct will be dealt with promptly. Confidentiality will be maintained to the greatest extent possible.