Sexual Misconduct: Sexual Misconduct Policy Advisory Committee
SMPAC is comprised of faculty, staff, students, and administrators who collaborate to improve the College's response to and education regarding sexual misconduct. The Advisory Committee is divided into two subcommittees: Policy and Education.
The Policy Subcommittee works closely with Title IX Coordinator Steve Watter to develop policies that reflect the College's commitment to the safety and well-being of all members of the community. The Subcommittee brings current policies under regular review to ensure that they are in keeping with both best practices and state and federal law.
The Education Subcommittee is a coordination point between Safety and Security, the Women's Center, Allied Students for Consent, and the Deans' Office. During the months of November (Sexvember) and April (Rape and Sexual Assault Awareness Month) in particular, the Education Subcommittee brings together representatives from numerous on-campus organizations to coordinate sexual misconduct prevention and education efforts. The Subcommittee institutionalizes these initiatives so that they do not depend exclusively on the presence of student leadership.