Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Board
The Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Board (HSMB) is authorized to hear and adjudicate allegations of prohibited student discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation. The HSMB is made of up to seventeen (17) individuals, three (3) individuals who may serve in the role of Chair of a HSMB hearing panel and up to fourteen (14) administrators who may serve as members of a HSMB hearing panel. Each of these administrators is specially trained to adjudicate cases of sexual misconduct.
The University prohibits and this policy addresses discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran's status, and genetic information in its educational programs and activities and with regard to employment. Additionally, the University prohibits retaliation against any individual who brings a good faith complaint under this policy or is involved in the complaint process. Students, faculty, and staff found to have violated this policy will be disciplined appropriately, up to and including termination from employment or dismissal from the University.
W&L prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct-which includes sexual harassment, non-consensual sexual intercourse, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, domestic and dating violence, and stalking-and retaliation. This policy provides guidance to assist those who have experienced or been affected by sexual misconduct, whether as a complainant, a respondent, or a third party. It includes detailed information about what conduct is prohibited, confidential and reporting resources, and resolution procedures.