All members of the Rhodes College community have a right to bring forth information that helps support an environment of safety and support. Any act of retaliation taken against another is a serious violation of College policy.
- Retaliation is defined as any adverse action (including and not limited to retaliatory harassment, threats, vandalism, unauthorized or unwelcome contact, or other harmful behavior) taken against an individual who is or is perceived to be engaged in a report, an investigation, or any Rhodes College proceedings because that individual participated in the process or to deter a person from participating in the process.
- Adverse action does not include petty slights or trivial annoyance (i.e., giving someone angry looks, refusing to socialize with someone, and/or making negative comments about someone would not generally constitute retaliation.)
- Retaliation against an individual for reporting an incident, supporting an affected party, or otherwise participating in the student conduct process is a violation of the Standard of Conduct.
- No person may intimidate, threaten, coerce, or discriminate against any individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege as outlined in the Standards of Conduct, or because the individual has made a report or complaint, testified, assisted, or participated or refused to participate in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing.
- Any individual or group found to have retaliated against another individual or group will be in violation of this Policy and will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion for students and indefinite removal of recognition as a student organization.