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Gender-Based Misconduct

Information, resources, and links to learn more about Babson College's gender-based misconduct policies and procedures.

Babson College is committed to preserving a learning environment that promotes the health and safety of our community members. Thus, this community must be one that is free from gender-based discrimination and/or harassment. The College strictly prohibits sexual misconduct and/or gender-based discrimination in any and all forms. Such conduct 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 federal and state laws, the College has developed policies that prohibit discrimination and misconduct on the basis of gender, such as sexual misconduct, sexual violence, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, and any other gender-based harassment or misconduct.

When made aware of an alleged gender-based misconduct incident, the College will take appropriate action to stop the harassment, prevent its reoccurrence and remedy its effects. 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. These policies are intended to define community standards and to outline the investigation and grievance procedures when those standards are alleged to have been violated.

These policies apply regardless of the complainant’s or respondent’s sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, age, race, nationality, religion, ability, institutional or other protected status. Harassment and/or discrimination based upon an individual’s sexual orientation may be considered gender-based and shall be subject to these policies.​