Emory & Henry College is a community of trust whose existence depends upon strict adherence to standards of conduct set by its members.
Sexual Misconduct Policy
The College is committed to an atmosphere of human dignity in which effective collegial relationships are based on mutual respect. When an individual’s gender or sexuality falls victim to a lack of respect, the collegial nature of the institution is threatened. Sexual misconduct is a serious violation of these standards and threatening, offensive, or harassing behavior will not be tolerated.
The College encourages all members of the Emory & Henry College community to be aware of both the consequences of sexual misconduct and the options available to victims of sexual misconduct and the accused. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as required by the Campus SaVE Act.
The College offers a bystander awareness program called Step Up. Each year, new students participate in this program during orientation. The program teaches students how to intervene when they become aware of possible problems amongst their peers that can include alcohol abuse, hazing, sexual assault, discrimination, and more.
In addition, Train the Trainer sessions are held for students to become peer educators in this program. Various programs are offered on campus to individual students and clubs and organizations throughout the year. New faculty and staff also receive awareness information during their orientation programs. Prevention and awareness information, in addition to Title IX guidance, is provided to all new faculty and staff during employee orientation periods. This information is also covered at the first faculty meeting each semester.
As a matter of informing the entire campus community, this Annual Safety Report and other safety information is included the campus newsletter, The Scoop. The Scoop is published each weekday during the fall and spring semesters and the information is highlighted during the first few weeks of each semester.
In addition, Peer Educators offer the Red Flag Campaign annually. This program is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and to promote the prevention of dating violence on college campus. Other prevention and awareness campaigns are provided throughout the year for all students, faculty, and staff.