What is sexual misconduct?
Sexual harassment, non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual intercourse or sexual exploitation.
What is sexual harassment?
Unwelcome verbal or physical conduct, stalking, or bullying.
What is sexual violence?
Any sexual contact which you did not give consent or ability to give consent.
What is sexual exploitation?
Taking sexual advantage of another person without consent.
What is consent?
Permission given to engage in mutually agreed upon (sexual) activity.
- No means no, but saying nothing also mean no.
- Silence does not equal permission.
- Consent can be withdrawn at any time.
What is stalking?
Behavior or conduct by an individual that makes you feel uncomfortable or afraid.
What is bullying?
Repeated aggressive behavior to intimidate or hurt or control another person.
What if I am accused of sexual misconduct?
Individuals accused of sexual misconduct have certain privileges and rights. See Sexual Misconduct Policy
Individuals accused are encouraged to use campus and community resources.
Will the information I share remain confidential?
The university cannot guarantee complete confidentiality, but we can guarantee privacy. Information will only be shared with those who have an essential need to know.
For detailed explanation of terms, see Sexual Misconduct Policy
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted:
• Find a safe place.
• Seek medical attention immediately, file a complaint or report the incident
• Understand what happened is not your fault
How to support someone who has been sexually assaulted:
• Believe them.
• Listen without judging.
• Let them know you support and care about them.
• Let them know help is available.
• Let them know they are not alone.