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Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence Policy

Providence College’s Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence Policy applies to all Providence College students and employees (i.e., faculty, staff, administrators), and to all “third parties” (defined for this Policy as visitors, guests, contractors, vendors, and other third parties).
As it is defined in this Policy, conduct is prohibited when it is committed by or against students, employees, or third parties under the following circumstances:

  • It occurs on-campus or on property owned or controlled by the College;
  • It occurs in the context of a College educational or employment program or activity; or,
  • It occurs outside the context of a College educational or employment program or activity but has continuing adverse effects on, or creates a hostile environment for, students, employees, or third parties within such context and/or while on-campus.

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New Title IX Regulations

On Wednesday, May 6 2020, The U.S. Department of Education released final regulations governing campus sexual assault under Title IX. Colleges and universities will be required to comply with the regulations by August 14 2020. The College will be providing updates on the progress of changes to our policies and/or processes on this webpage.

Policy Documents

Additional Relevant Policies

Additionally, please take note of the following policies and protocol from the Office of Public Safety:


  • Policy & Procedure Flow Chart by Claim & Population: One-page overview clarifying the appropriate policy and procedure for claims of race, color, national or ethnic origin; age, disability, religion, veteran status, genetic information; and sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity.