Policies

The following policies directly pertain to the issue of sexual misconduct and gender based violence at Bowdoin:

Student Guide to Bowdoin's Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Guide to Bowdoin's Sexual Misconduct Policy is intended to help students better understand and navigate Bowdoin College's Student Sexual Misconduct and Gender Based Violence Policy. It serves as a student-friendly resource and functions as a supplement, but not a replacement, to the Policy in its entirety.

Definitions

Policy-related definitions are included in the full version of the Student Sexual Misconduct and Gender Based Violence Policy. You can also open the definitions as a PDF.

Retaliation

It is a violation of College Policy to retaliate against any person making a complaint of sexual misconduct or gender based violence, or against any person cooperating in an investigation. Retaliation includes intimidation, threats, and other adverse action against an involved person. Retaliation should be reported promptly to the Advisor of the Sexual Misconduct Board (Benje Douglas) and may result in disciplinary action independent of any imposed during the investigation.

Rights Within the Processes

All Bowdoin students:

  • have the right to contact law enforcement regarding sexual misconduct and gender based violence at any time and to receive support from the College throughout this process.
  • have access to both campus and community confidential resources 24/7 
  • can submit an anonymous report of sexual misconduct and/or gender based violence and know that the College will respond to this report.
  • have the right to feel safe, to be heard, and to be treated fairly by the College in all aspects of an anonymous report or an Alternative or Formal Resolution process.