Sexual misconduct article in Scope Magazine
Dear Skidmore families,
The fall issue of Scope magazine will be arriving soon in your mailbox. Its cover story provides an in-depth
look at how Skidmore College is responding to the national issue of sexual and gender-based
misconduct, which is challenging colleges and universities across the country. If
you would like to see the story on-line in advance, you can click here. Although this issue is not confined to colleges, it is of great concern to all of
us at Skidmore who are charged both with ensuring the safety and well-being of our
Skidmore has been actively addressing this issue for many years, and we continue to
enhance our training, counseling, and education aimed at helping students act responsibly
toward one another, while also strengthening our policies, procedures and adjudication
of complaints in line with best practices and local and national laws and regulations.
As you will read in the Scope article, the most recent changes to our policy reflect changes to the law in New
York State. If you would like know more about our policies and procedures, you can go to our website where they are detailed.
While I am pleased with the work College staff have put into this effort, I am also
acutely aware that the issue of sexual and gender-based misconduct remains an enormous
challenge for Skidmore and, indeed, for all of higher education. We will continue
to do all we can to address this issue that is so deeply and profoundly corrosive
to our community and our society.
Thank you for continuing to care about Skidmore and our students.
Philip A. Glotzbach