1B.3 Sexual Violence

Responsible Position

Human Resources Officer


Minnesota State Board Policy

Minnesota State System Procedure


Sexual violence is an intolerable intrusion into the most personal and private rights of an individual, and is prohibited at Alexandria Technical & Community College (ATCC). ATCC is committed to eliminating sexual violence in all forms and will take appropriate remedial action against any individual found responsible for acts in violation of this policy. Acts of sexual violence may also constitute violations of criminal or civil law, or other ATCC or Minnesota State Board policies that may require separate proceedings. To further its commitment against sexual violence, ATCC provides reporting options, an investigative and disciplinary process, prevention training, and may include other related services as appropriate.

Absence of affirmative consent may warrant criminal charges against the perpetrator of sexual violence in any of its forms. Affirmative consent is informed, freely given, and mutually understood willingness to participate in sexual activity that is expressed by clear, unambiguous, and affirmative words or actions. It is the responsibility of the person who wants to engage in sexual activity to ensure that the other person has consented to engage in the sexual activity. Consent must be present throughout the entire sexual activity and can be revoked at any time. If coercion, intimidation, threats, and/or physical force are used, there is no consent. If the complainant is mentally or physically incapacitated or impaired so that the complainant cannot understand the fact, nature, or extent of the sexual situation, there is no consent; this includes conditions due to alcohol or drug consumption, or being asleep or unconscious. A lack of protest, absence of resistance, or silence alone does not constitute consent, and past consent of sexual activities does not imply ongoing future consent. The existence of a dating relationship between the people involved or the existence of a past sexual relationship does not prove the presence of, or otherwise provide the basis for, an assumption of consent. Whether the respondent has taken advantage of a position of influence over the complainant may be a factor in determining consent.

As part of the larger community, Alexandria Technical & Community College is subject to, abides by, and supports Minnesota State statutes and local ordinances regarding criminal sexual conduct, including the Minnesota State System Sexual Violence Policy. Other policies, such as Student Code of Conduct and employment contracts, may apply.

ATCC provides sexual violence prevention training to employees and students annually.

Related ATCC Documents:


Approved by: Leadership Council

Effective Date: 1/13/2021

Next Review Date: January 2024

Archive: 1.5 Sexual Violence Policy