Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy

Policy Statement


It is the policy of the Council on Postsecondary Education (“CPE”), its constituent institutions of higher education (specifically, the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, the Community College of Rhode Island) and the Office of Postsecondary Commissioner (collectively referred to as the “Covered Entities”) to prohibit all forms of unlawful sexual harassment and sexual violence, as those terms are defined herein.

Purpose and Goals of Policy

  • Defines the types of conduct that will be considered to be prohibited sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence at the Covered Entities;
  • Provides examples of such prohibited conduct;
  • Sets forth the mandatory and discretionary reporting obligations and procedures pertaining to such conduct that is witnessed, experienced or learned about by, or reported to, employees of the Covered Entities.

Provides a list of contacts, and internal and external resources, available to individuals who experience or witness acts of sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence or who have questions relating to those subjects…

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Page last updated: Wednesday, November 4, 2015