Sexual Misconduct

To provide an environment conducive to learning and to professional performance and development, Oakton shall not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form by any employee, student or third person. It is the intent of this policy to prevent any occurrence of sexual misconduct at Oakton and to inform all members of the college community of the procedures to follow if questions or problems arise.

Oakton College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are types of sex discrimination. Other prohibited acts (whether sexual in nature or not) that are forms of sex-based discrimination include dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

Oakton issues this statement of policy to inform the community of our comprehensive plan that addresses sexual misconduct and our educational programs and procedures that attend to matters of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, whether the incident occurs on or off campus and after it is reported to an Oakton official. In this context, Oakton reaffirms its commitment to maintain a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community.

To oversee the implementation of this policy, Oakton has a team of staff members and administrators that includes the Title IX coordinator and Student Conduct Manager, as well as representatives from Student Affairs, Human Resources, and Oakton Police. The team meets at least once annually to develop, review, and revise protocols, policies, and procedures for addressing domestic and sexual violence on campus.