Unwelcome sexual, sex-based, and/or gender-based verbal, written, online and or physical conduct that constitutes Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment or Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment, as defined below.
Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment
When sexual harassment is severe, persistent or pervasive, and subjectively and objectively offensive, such that it unreasonably interferes with, denies, or limits someone's ability to participate in or benefit from the institution's education or employment programs.
Quid Pro Quo (meaning "this for that") Sexual Harassment
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a person having power or authority over another when submission to such sexual conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of rating or evaluating an individual's education or employment progress, development or performance. This includes when submission to such conduct would be, or under the circumstances would reasonably be understood to be, a condition for access to receiving the benefits of any educational or employment program.
Non-Consensual Sexual Contact
Any intentional or reckless sexual touching, however slight, with any object or body part, by a person upon another person, without consent and/or by force. Sexual contact is any intentional or reckless contact with the breasts, buttocks, groin, mouth, or genitals of another person, or intentional or reckless touching of another person with any of these body parts, making another person touch you or themselves with or on any of these body parts, or any other intentional or reckless bodily contact in a sexual manner.
Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse
Any sexual intercourse, however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person that is without consent and/or by force. Intercourse includes vaginal or anal penetration by a penis, object, tongue, finger or other body part; and oral copulation (mouth to genital contact or genital to mouth contact), no matter how slight the penetration or contact.
Intimate Partner Violence
Defined as any instance of violence or abuse (verbal, physical, or psychological) that occurs between those who are in or have been in an intimate relationship with each other.
Engaging in a menacing 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
Taking nonconsensual, unjust or abusive advantage of another in a sexual or intimate context for the responding party's own advantage or benefit OR to benefit/advantage anyone other than the individual being exploited AND that does not constitute any other sexual and/or relationship misconduct offense addressed in the University's policy , including without limitation: prostituting another person, engaging in, permitting or facilitating non-consensual viewing, photographing, videotaping, audio taping, or posting to the internet sexual or intimate activity (such as dressing, showering and similar activity of oneself or others), knowingly infecting another person with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases and/or inducing incapacitation of another person with the intent to facilitate nonconsensual sexual intercourse or contact with that person.
See 1.14-Sex/Gender Discrimination, Harassment and/or Sexual Misconduct for full policy and definitions.