Sexual Misconduct

Covenant College holds a high view of sexual behavior as reserved for a marital relationship between a man and a woman. See our statement on sexual conduct in the student handbook for more information. 

 

Covenant College will not allow any form of sexual misconduct that interferes with an individual’s safety, academic or work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive living, work, or classroom environment. This may include sexual assault, harassment, stalking, and/or relationship violence.

 

Covenant College considers a position against sexual misconduct to be thoroughly consistent with the overall mission of the College and its long-standing commitment to traditional Christian values as presented in the Holy Scriptures. Sexual misconduct transgresses holy law and, in addition, is a form of illegal discrimination that is abhorrent to the College. Consequently, it is the obligation of each member of the Covenant College community—administrators, faculty, staff, and students—to adhere to this policy.

 

Sexual misconduct is considered a major violation of College policy and will be dealt with accordingly by corrective counseling and/or suspension or termination depending upon the severity of the violation.

 

Title IX Policy

Covenant College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, or disability in admissions or other programs, and in compliance with and to the extent required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments Acts of 1972. Any student who has a complaint alleging a violation of Title IX shall inform the Title IX Coordinator by written notice of the specific nature of the complaint and identify the individuals involved.

 

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or any activity receiving federal financial assistance. Title IX, as it pertains to the Covenant College community, applies to but is not limited to, fair practices regarding: recruitment, admissions, housing, athletic and extracurricular activities, rules and regulations, discipline, class enrollment, access to programs, courses, and internships, distribution of financial assistance, distribution of institutional resources, hiring practices, employment, promotion, and policies, among other things.

 

Covenant College is committed to complying with all state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.