Why the term “Sexual Misconduct”?
“Sexual Misconduct” is a broad term including, but not limited to, committing a Sexual Act without Consent, Sexual Contact without Consent, Sexual Exhibitionism, Sexual Exploitation, or Sexual Harassment. This may include sexually based violence that may be physical, emotional, financial and/or abusive. Sexual Misconduct can occur between strangers or acquaintances, including people involved in an intimate or on-going sexual relationship. It can occur between roommates or within a family. Sexual Misconduct can be committed by men or women, and it can occur between people of the same or different sex. Additional definitions of the violations mentioned in this definition can be found in the Policy on Student Sexual Misconduct Complaints.
Why should I report a sexual assault?
May the University discipline a student for sexual misconduct even if the student is not convicted in a court of law?