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Gender-Based Misconduct

Notice of Non-Discrimination 

Babson College (the “College”) is committed to preserving a learning environment that promotes the health and safety of our community members. This community must be free from gender based discrimination and the College therefore strictly prohibits gender based discrimination in any and all forms, including harassment and misconduct. Such misconduct is considered to be one of the most serious violations of the College’s community standards.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. To ensure compliance with Title IX and other applicable laws, the College has developed the following policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender, gender identity or expression, including but not limited to sexual misconduct, sexual violence, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, and any other gender based harassment or misconduct. Harassment or discrimination based upon an individual’s sexual orientation is considered gender-based misconduct under this policy.

Whether or not a complaint or report has been filed, the College will promptly and effectively respond to allegations of gender-based misconduct and take immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects in accordance with this policy. When a community member is found to have violated this policy, sanctions may be implemented in an effort to ensure that such actions are not repeated. This policy is intended to define community standards and to outline the investigation and grievance procedures when those standards are alleged to have been violated. Any attempt to engage in conduct prohibited under this policy will be treated as a violation unless the attempt is abandoned or the prohibited conduct is prevented from occurring under circumstances that demonstrate a voluntary change of behavior. Aiding or cooperating in the violation of this policy is also prohibited.

Babson College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, military obligations, participation in discrimination complaint-related activities, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws in its practices, programs or activities.