Silence, without actions evidencing permission, does not demonstrate Consent.
Where force or coercion is alleged, the absence of resistance does not demonstrate Consent.
Lebanon Valley College employees (faculty, administrators, and staff) are prohibited from having a romantic, intimate, or sexual relationship with students.
At the College, the roles of employees are multifaceted, including serving as intellectual guides, teachers, counselors, mentors and advisors; the employee’s influence and authority extend far beyond the classroom or workplace.
A previous or current dating or sexual relationship, by itself, is not sufficient to constitute Consent.
Lebanon Valley College prohibits discriminatory harassment and sexual harassment, including sexual violence and any type of sexual misconduct.
e) —Sexual exploitation occurs when an individual takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for their own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, and that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of the other sexual misconduct offenses.
Examples of sexual exploitation include, but are not limited to, non-consensual video or audiotaping of sexual activity; voyeurism; prostitution of self or others.
Lebanon Valley College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all of its employees and applicants.
The College accepts the intent of the legislation referred to above to provide equitable treatment of all employees, and prohibits any form of discrimination that is in violation of any applicable federal, state, or local laws or ordinances and/or College policies.