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Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) and other relevant federal and state laws prohibit sex discrimination in education and employment. Gender-based and sexual misconduct that unreasonably interferes with the academic and professional experience of any member of the community on the college’s campus or in other settings related to the college’s educational offerings, programs, activities or employment is a form of sex discrimination that is prohibited by the college.

Under the college’s Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy, the college will promptly respond to complaints of gender-based and sexual misconduct and, where it is determined that such misconduct has occurred, will take measures to eliminate the conduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects, including imposing corrective action as appropriate. 

Equal Educational Opportunity Policy

Smith College affirms that diversity in all aspects of the educational environment is necessary to achieve the highest level of academic excellence. As a central element of its commitment to excellence, the college seeks to maintain an environment that is free of conduct that unreasonably interferes with the academic and professional experience of any member of its community.

The college is committed to creating an educational environment that is open to all individuals without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, national origin/ancestry, religion, sex or gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or veteran status/membership in the uniformed services. 

The Equal Educational Opportunity policy provides procedures that will be used when a college student believes that they have experienced discrimination by a staff or faculty member, in violation of the college’s policies and procedures related to nondiscrimination. The policy does not cover allegations of sexual harassment, complaints of employment discrimination or grade disputes. For sexual harassment complaints, please see the Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy. For allegations of discrimination in employment practices, please see the college’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for employees. Grade disputes are governed by the college’s Grade Dispute Policy.

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Bias Response Team

Smith College is committed to maintaining a diverse community in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of differences. The purpose of Bias Response Team is to support the college’s efforts to maintain an inclusive campus climate by establishing a mechanism by which it responds to bias incidents. The Bias Response Team is not a mechanism for investigative or disciplinary action. However, it enables the College to track bias incidents, collect aggregate data, identify educational responses, and connect individuals affected by bias incidents with supportive resources.

Bias incidents covered under through this mechanism include an act of bigotry, harassment or intimidation based on age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion, nation/ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status committed on campus for which the respondent cannot be identified.

This includes, but is not limited to, slurs, graffiti, written messages, or images that harass or intimidate individuals or groups because of their membership in the above listed protected classes. 

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Conduct and Ethics Reporting

Smith College is an organization with strong values of responsibility and integrity. Professional conduct at the college is governed by the Code of Conduct. If you wish to place a confidential report of violations of college policies or standards, Smith encourages you to use the EthicsPoint service. Your report will be anonymous if you wish.

Recruitment and Hiring Forms

College Initiatives for Diversity Awareness

CIDA Proposal Form (Google Form)


Workplace Harassment Prevention Training

Workplace Harassment Prevention—Fundamentals is offered by United Educators. To begin training, follow these steps:

Go to the Learning Portal login page and complete the registration form.

  • Enter your first name, last name and email address, and click Register.
  • You will receive a welcome email with your username and a temporary password.
  • Follow the link in the email to sign on.

You will be prompted to:

  • Enter your temporary password
  • Create a new password
  • Create and answer a security question

Once you are logged in, be sure to complete all courses assigned to you. A history of your completed courses is available in “My Completions.” Upon successful completion of the course, you will also receive an email containing a link to your completion certificate. 

Tips for Completing Courses

Need Help?

If you have any issues with sign-in or accessing the courses, or if you did not receive your welcome email, visit the Support Portal or click any Support Portal link on the site.