Sexual Health, Advocacy & Relationship Education

Sexual Misconduct Policies at Reed

In order to comply with both federal law and Oregon state law, Reed has adopted two policies that address sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking: 

For confidential support in understanding how the policies might apply to your situation, please contact a SHARE advocate or L. Mattson. To file a grievance, please contact the Title IX coordinator.

This table highlights the major differences and similarities between the DHSM and Title IX policies. The language paraphrases the policies; please see the policy for the actual language. 
Definition of sexual harassment
  • Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature
  • Conduct is severe or pervasive
  •  Effect: interferes with work or academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment
  • Conduct on the basis of sex [gender identity and sexual orientation were added by the US Dept of Education on 3/26/21]
  • Quid pro quo harassment by a Reed employee or sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking
  • Conduct is severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive 
  • Effect: denies a person equal access to education program or activity
Geography  Unlimited geography: applies whether behavior occurs off campus or on campus  Only applies to behavior that occurs on campus or at Reed-sponsored off-campus activities
Who is covered Any Reed community member, including students, staff, faculty, or alumni Only current Reed students, staff, or faculty
Grievance procedures
Standard of evidence used to determine responsibility

Preponderance of evidence

Preponderance of evidence

Direct cross examination permitted