Prohibited Conduct

Intimate Partner Violence

Any act of violence or threatened act of violence against a person who is in, or has been involved in, a sexual, dating, domestic, or other intimate relationship with the Respondent. This can include one or more acts of physical violence or sexual violence, or a pattern of emotional or economic abuse. For Clery purposes, intimate partner violence is classified as domestic violence or dating violence.

Gender Discrimination

Being treated unfavorably or being subjected to adverse treatment because of one's gender, gender identity or gender expression.

Gender Harassment

Unwanted or unwelcome conduct based on one's gender, gender identity or gender expression that is severe or pervasive enough to interfere with the student's or employee's educational or work performance or creates a hostile, intimidating or offensive educational or work environment.

Retaliation

Being subjected to adverse action because of one's engagement in a protected activity.

Sex discrimination

Being treated unfavorably or being subjected to adverse treatment because of one's sex or sexual orientation.

Sexual Abuse

Knowingly engaging in physical contact of a sexual nature with another individual without their consent (see definition of "consent" in related definitions section). This includes touching the intimate parts of another, touching a person with one's own intimate parts, forcing a person to touch another's intimate parts, forcing a person to touch their own intimate parts, or exposing or undressing another without their consent. Intimate parts include the breasts or chest, genitals, buttocks, groin, or mouth, including the clothing covering such areas.

Sexual Assault

Having or attempting to have sexual intercourse with another individual without their consent (see definition of "Consent" in therelated definitions section). This includes vaginal or anal penetration, however slight, with a body part (penis, tongue, finger, or hand) or object, or oral penetration involving mouth to genital contact.

Sexual Exploitation

When an individual(s) takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for their own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, or behavior that does not otherwise constitute one of the other sexual misconduct offenses within this policy.

Sexual Harassment

Unwanted or unwelcome conduct based on one's sex or sexual orientation that is severe or pervasive enough to interfere with the student's or employee's educational or work performance or creates a hostile, intimidating or offensive educational or work environment.

Stalking

Knowingly engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress. A course of conduct means two or more acts in which a person directly, indirectly or through third parties: follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, communicates to or about another or interferes with another's personal property by physical acts or electronic means, such as a computer or cell phone.

 

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