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A Message From President McCartney

December 13, 2019

Dear members of the Smith community, 

I am writing to affirm Smith College’s commitment to maintaining an environment that is free of sexual misconduct. That commitment is reflected in our policy prohibiting romantic and sexual relationships between employees and students. 

Recently, we responded to a violation of that policy. The college followed its procedures, conducted an investigation and took positive steps to protect students and employees. 

If you have experienced any conduct in violation of the Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy, I encourage you to report it. There are several channels you can use for reporting and for support. You can contact our Title IX coordinator; speak to a counselor or religious or spiritual adviser; or speak to a class dean or academic adviser. Reports can be made electronically through EthicsPoint, Smith College’s conduct and ethics reporting system.

We take these matters seriously and we are here to help you.

Sexual misconduct has no place at Smith. We are committed to continuing to work with students, staff and faculty to build a culture where all can learn and work in a community of safety and equal opportunity.

Kathleen McCartney