Policies & Procedures

Policies & Procedures

College Policy

This policy applies to all members of the SMC Community—both students and employees.

Responsible Employees

All individuals with supervisory or oversight responsibility are responsible for promptly reporting to the Title IX Coordinator or the Director of Human Resources, any complaint or information they learn regarding sexual harassment/misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking.

Responsible Employees include:

  • All faculty who serve as Academic Advisors
  • Public Safety staff
  • Assistant/Associate Deans of Students
  • Department Chairs
  • Staff or faculty supervisors

Reports can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by email to the Title IX Coordinator:

Catherine Welch, Ed.D.

During business hours, Catherine can also be reached at (802) 654-2271.

Reports can also be made to Campus Public Safety, available 24/7 at (802) 654-2000.


Amnesty for Students who Report Sexual Misconduct

Saint Michael’s College encourages reporting of sexual misconduct and seeks to remove any barriers to reporting by making the procedures for reporting an incident of sexual misconduct (“an incident”) transparent and straightforward. The College recognizes that a student who has been drinking or using drugs at the time of an incident also may be hesitant to make a report because of potential disciplinary consequences for their own conduct. Thus, a student who reports sexual misconduct, either as a complainant or a third-party witness, will not be subject to disciplinary action by the College for their own personal consumption of alcohol or drugs at or near the time of the incident, provided that any such violations did not and do not place the health or safety of any other person at risk. The College may, however, initiate an educational discussion or pursue other educational remedies regarding alcohol or other drugs.