Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is a community dependent upon trust and respect among its members. The College is committed to promoting and maintaining a healthy and safe learning, residential and working environment that promotes responsibility and respect in all matters where no one is unlawfully excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any College program or activity on the basis of gender, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity, or gender expression (“sex discrimination”).

Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct, as defined below is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by federal and state law, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, that may deny or limit an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from College programs or activities. Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct offenses within the College community are a violation of trust and respect, are prohibited and will not be tolerated by Vaughn College. This prohibition applies to Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct incidents occurring between members of the College community (students, employees, and contractors, consultants, or vendors doing business or providing services to the College) on or off campus at any College academic, educational, co- curricular, athletic, study abroad, residential or other College sponsored program, as well as off- campus incidents not associated with College programs if the conduct has the effect of creating a hostile environment impacting members of the College community. This conduct and any retaliation or intimidation associated with it is prohibited by the College and may also violate federal and state law.

The College is dedicated to preventing Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct offenses by providing:

  • Education, prevention, and training programs that inform the community about the risks and myths that contribute to Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct;
  • Assistance and support, including procedures sensitive to a person who has been the victim of a Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct offense; and
  • A process for the prompt and equitable investigation and resolution of incidents of Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct that includes appropriate disciplinary sanctions for those who commit Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct offenses, as well as the imposition of remedial actions to address and remedy the effects of such offenses.

The College is committed to eliminating Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct, preventing its recurrence, and addressing and remedying its effects and makes this Policy and accompanying information readily available to all students, employees and other members of the College community. Violations of this Policy may result in the imposition of sanctions up to and including termination, dismissal, suspension or expulsion.