Discriminatory Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

Wesleyan is an institution devoted to learning, openness, and the life of the mind. It follows that its character can be measured in part by the kind of human relationships built and sustained within this small but complex environment. Wesleyan strives to be a community built upon mutual trust and respect for its constituent members: students, faculty, staff, and those visiting or under temporary contract. A community will flourish only to the degree that the virtues of mutual respect, generosity, and concern for others are maintained. Therefore, it is vitally important that harassment and discrimination in all their forms not be tolerated. As noted in University Policy, members of the University community have the right to a safe and welcoming campus environment.

These policies and procedures apply to all University community members, and all members of the University community are responsible for being familiar with and always abiding by them.

Wesleyan University will not tolerate discriminatory harassment and/or sexual misconduct (whether it comes in the form of intimate partner violence, nonconsensual sexual activity, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, or sexual harassment) against students, faculty, staff, trustees, volunteers, and employees of any University contractors/agents.

In an ongoing effort to prevent sexual misconduct on the Wesleyan campus, the University provides education and prevention programs for all members of the Wesleyan community and pursues available administrative and/or criminal remedies, as appropriate, for complaints of sexual misconduct.

All acts of discriminatory harassment and/or sexual misconduct threaten personal safety and violate the standards of conduct—mutual respect, generosity, and concern for others—expected of all community members.

Read the full Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.