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Title IX Amnesty

Amnesty Policy:

Shepherd is concerned first and foremost with the safety of the entire campus community. At times, students are hesitant to report the occurrence of gender-based violence, including sexual assault, to University officials because students are concerned about charges for violating alcohol or drug policies. While alcohol and drug violations are not condoned by the University, reporting sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence are strongly encouraged.

A bystander acting in good faith or a reporting individual acting in good faith that discloses any incident of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to University officials will not be subject to code of conduct action for violations of alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring in connection with the report.