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Prohibited Conduct and Definitions

The University prohibits sexual misconduct.  Sexual misconduct is a broad term that includes but is not limited to:

  • sexual harassment
  • sexual violence
  • sexual exploitation
  • stalking
  • cyber-stalking
  • bullying
  • cyber-bullying
  • aiding or facilitating the commission of a violation
  • retaliation

Consistent with the values of an educational and employment environment free from harassment based on sex, the University also prohibits gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.