Choosing to use alcohol and/or other drugs and choosing to engage in sexual activity
are two separate choices. While certain choices may increase a person’s risk of sexual
violence,only the person who committed the violence is to blame.
Addressing sexual violence is more important than determining whether the complainant
may have violated policies about alcohol and/or other drugs. Therefore, the College
encourages the reporting of sexual violence inallcircumstances. The College also recognizes that respondents sometimes use alcohol
and/or other drugs as a tool to facilitate sexual violence.
At the discretion of the Director of Student Conduct, student complainants who used
alcohol or other drugs will be given an alcohol and/or other drug-related educational
outcome with a referral to support resources instead of being sanctioned for an alcohol
and/or other drug violation.
If the evidence shows that the respondent more than likely engaged in sexual violence,
the respondent will be held responsible for their behavior whether or not they consumed
alcohol and/or other drugs.