What do I report
Discriminatory harassment is (1) unwelcome conduct (2) that is based on an individual’s or group’s race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, genetic information, age, disability, or veteran status and (3) that interferes with performance, limits participation in University activities, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive University environment when viewed from the perspective of both the individual and a reasonable person in the same situation. Discriminatory Harassment may include the following types of misconduct, when such misconduct concerns one or more of the characteristics listed above:
- Verbal abuse, slurs, derogatory comments or insults about, directed at or made in the presence of an individual or group.
- Display or circulation of written materials or pictures that are offensive or degrading.
- Damage to, trespass on or unauthorized use of property, such as spraying or scratching of a motor vehicle, damage or theft of property.
- Physical contact, or threatening language or behavior.
- Other conduct that interferes with an individual’s performance; limits participation in University activities; or otherwise creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive University environment.
Sexual Harassment includes conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
- An employee or agent of the University conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct.
- Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University's education program or activity.
- Sexual Assault, which is defined as any sexual intercourse by any person upon another without Consent. It includes oral, anal and vaginal intercourse or penetration, to any degree, with any part of the body or other object. It is also referred to as “non-consensual sexual intercourse.”
- Fondling, which is defined as touching of the private body parts (i.e., genitals, buttocks, and/or breasts) of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without Consent.
- Incest, which is defined as sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
- Dating Violence, which is defined as physical violence or the threat of physical violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with an individual, and the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on factors such as the length and type of relationship, and frequency of interaction between the persons involved.
- Domestic Violence, which is defined as physical violence or the threat of physical violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of an individual, by a person with whom the individual shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabitated with the individual as a spouse or intimate partner, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the individual under applicable domestic or family violence laws.
- Stalking, which is knowingly or intentionally engaging in a course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment of another person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress.
Other Sex-Based Misconduct may include, but is not limited to, any of the offenses listed below.
- Any sexual touching with any part of the body or other object, however slight, by any person upon another, without Consent.
- Unwelcome conduct that is either based on an individual’s or group’s sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or that is sexual in nature, and that interferes with performance, limits participation in University activities, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive University environment when viewed from the perspective of both the individual and a reasonable person in the same situation.
- Exposing one’s own or another person’s private parts without Consent.
- Recording video or audio, photographing, disseminating, or transmitting intimate or sexual utterances, sounds or images without Consent of all parties involved.
- Allowing others to view sexual acts (whether in person, through electronic means, or via a video camera or other recording device) without the Consent of all parties involved.
- Engaging in any form of voyeurism.
- Sex-based cyber-harassment.
- Prostitution or the solicitation of a prostitute.