Office of Student Conduct
What Is Sexual Misconduct
Sexual Misconduct Offenses Include, but Are Not Limited To:
Unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive, that it unreasonably interferes with, denies, or limits someone’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s educational program and/or activities, and is based on power differentials (quid pro quo); the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation.
- Non-Consensual Sexual Contact
- Any intentional sexual touching, however slight, with any object by a man or a woman upon a man or a woman that is without consent and/or by force.
- Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse
- Any sexual intercourse, however slight, with any object by a man or a woman upon a man or a woman that is without consent and/or by force.
- Sexual Exploitation
- Invasion of sexual privacy, prostituting another student, non-consensual video or audio-taping of sexual activity, going beyond the boundaries of consent (such as letting your friends hide in the closet to watch you having consensual sex), engaging in voyeurism, knowingly transmitting an STD or HIV to another student, exposing one’s genitals in non-consensual circumstances, and/or inducing another to expose their genitals.