Carthage is committed to creating a safe, healthy, and non-discriminatory environment for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors that is free from all forms of sexual misconduct. As part of this commitment, Carthage does not tolerate any form of sexual misconduct, which includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and has established this Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Scope of Policy

The Sexual Misconduct Policy covers student-to-student sexual misconduct, employee-to-student sexual misconduct, and student-to-employee sexual misconduct. This policy covers incidents that occur off campus on non-affiliated property or that occur outside the educational program. A person is subject to disciplinary action for violating the Sexual Misconduct Policy regardless of the enrollment status of either party.

Title IX Coordinators

Any community member who has concerns about gender discrimination, including any concerns pertaining to sexual misconduct, is encouraged to contact one of Carthage’s Title IX Coordinators. They can provide information, guidance, and other resources to address sexual misconduct and gender discrimination. A Title IX Coordinator can discuss general concerns, respond to a report of sexual misconduct, or answer questions about the disciplinary process for sexual misconduct.

See Carthage’s Title IX Coordinators

Legal Compliance

This policy is intended to comply with the following laws:

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  • The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
  • The Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act

Application of Policy

A person who commits sexual misconduct will be subject to disciplinary action under this Policy. Carthage will consider the concerns and rights of all parties involved, and provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process from its initial investigation through its final determination. A person who engages in retaliation against a party who reports sexual misconduct or participates in proceedings under this Policy will also be subject to discipline under this Policy.

Visit the Title IX website