Dear Students,

As we begin the Spring semester, we write to provide information about updates to the College’s policies on sexual misconduct and sexual harassment. Over the course of the 2019 Fall semester, the Presidential Oversight Committee on Sexual Misconduct (POCSM) held open forums with faculty, staff, and students to share proposed changes and solicit feedback from the campus community. The proposed changes were developed by POCSM to ensure compliance and adherence to best practice, as well as to provide clear and thorough definitions and procedural descriptions.

In December, both the faculty and the Board of Trustees approved the proposed changes and they are in effect for the Spring 2020 semester. A summary of the changes is noted below.  The policies in their entirety can be found within the Student Handbook.

We hope you will take the time to familiarize yourself with the Student Handbook, particularly the Student Code of Conduct and these updated policies.


Annette Diorio
Vice President for Campus Life/Dean of Students

Jennifer Dize
Assistant Dean of Students

Office of Dean of Students | Lafayette College
17 Cattell Street | 104 Feather House
Easton, Pennsylvania 18042