Sex-Based Misconduct

Sexual Harassment; Sexual Exploitation

Sexual harassment is unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it either:

The following factors will be considered in determining harassment:

Sexual exploitation occurs when someone takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for his/her own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited and that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of the other sex-based misconduct offenses. Examples of sexual exploitation include, but are not limited to:

Non-Consensual Sexual Contact (or attempts to commit same)

Non-consensual sexual contact is:

Sexual contact includes intentional contact with the breasts, buttocks, groin, genitals, or touching another with any of these body parts, or making another touch you or themselves with or on any of these body parts.  It also includes any intentional bodily contact in a sexual manner, though not involving contact with aforementioned body parts.  This category can also include, but is not limited to, pervasive verbal sexual harassment or egregious sexual exploitation.

Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse (or attempts to commit same)

Non-consensual sexual intercourse is:

Intercourse includes vaginal or anal penetration by a penis, object, tongue or finger, and oral copulation, no matter how slight the penetration or contact.  This includes sexual assault in consideration of the following areas:

1. Non-violent

2. Mitigating factors

3. Aggravating factor

Other Misconduct Offenses When Based on Sex or Gender


Repeated and/or severe aggressive behavior likely to intimidate or intentionally hurt, control or diminish another person, physically or mentally.

Domestic Violence

Crime of violence committed against a current or former spouse, someone similarly situated, a co-parent, or an adult or youth protected under state domestic or family violence laws.

Dating Violence

Violence by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.


A course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their safety, the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional stress.