Sexual Misconduct Policy (Interim): Definitions- Federal Rule Sexual Misconduct

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is a subset of Prohibited Conduct which meets the definition of Sexual Harassment in the Title IX Regulations at 34 CFR Part 106.30.

Something which meets the definition of category of Prohibited Conduct (defined above) rises to the level of Federal Rule Sexual Misconduct when it meets ALL of the following three conditions:

PLUS one or more of the following conditions:

  1. An Employee engages in Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment against a Student; and/or
  2. An individual engages in hostile environment Sexual Harassment that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it denies another person equal access to the University’s Programs or Activities; and/or
  3. An individual engages in Sexual AssaultDating ViolenceDomestic Violence, or Stalking.