Unwelcome sexual misconduct, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile academic environment and/or interferes with another’s academic performance.

Forms of Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Discrimination
Treating someone differently or unfavorably based on sex or choice of sex (by a student or staff)

Sexual Harassment
Unwelcome sex or gender based verbal or physical conduct

Sexual Violence
Forced physical sexual acts

Sexual Contact
Intentional contact with the breast, buttock, groin, or genitals, or touching another with any of these body parts, or making another touch you or themselves with any of these body parts or any other intentional bodily contact of a sexual matter

Sexual Exploitation
Invasion of sexual privacy, prostituting, non-consensual broadcasting of a sexual activity, going beyond boundaries of consent (such as letting someone hide in closet to watch you having consensual sex), knowingly exposing another to an STD or HIV, and exposing ones genitals in non-consensual circumstances

Course of conduct directed at a specific individual that is unwelcome and would cause a “reasonable person to feel fear”

Bullying and Cyber-bullying
Repeated and/or severe aggressive behaviors that intimidate or intentionally harm or control another person physically or emotionally.

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