Office of Student Conduct

What is Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct Offenses Include, but Are Not Limited To:

  1. Sexual Harassment
    • 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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; inducing another to expose their genitals.