Sexual Harassment Policy

The Salvation Army College for Officer Training is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy learning and working environment for all cadets, staff, faculty and other members of the CFOT community, free of discrimination in all forms of sexual and gender harassment, which diminishes the dignity or impedes the academic freedom of the community. In accordance with Salvation Army values and the CFOT's role as an educational institution and both federal and state law, the CFOT condemns any form of sexual or gender harassment or assault and is committed to taking action to prevent and eliminate all forms of them including coercive sexual behavior. These types of harassment also may constitute unethical conduct. Any cadet, staff member, faculty member found to have engaged in such conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including probation and/or termination. Further, the CFOT condemns any acts in violation of this policy involving any third parties including visitors, guests and agents, representatives and employees of suppliers or contractors and will take violations of this policy by such parties into consideration in awarding of contracts.

Sexual and gender harassment are not only repugnant to the CFOT community and a violation of this policy, but may be a criminal offense according to state and federal laws. Members of the CFOT community who have been found in violation of statutes related to sexual harassment and/or assault may be subject to additional CFOT disciplinary action.

NOTE: If a cadet wishes to file a complaint against another cadet, that cadet should contact the Director of Personnel. All other complaints should be filed with the Assistant Training Principal or someone operating in a supervisory capacity.