Student Handbook: Power Based Violence / Sexual Misconduct Policy - Power Based Violence

Northwestern State University

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Power-based Violence: Any form of interpersonal violence intended to control or intimidate another person through the assertion of power over the person, to include the following:


Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, physical, or inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature when the conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment or education, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment and has no legitimate relationship to the subject matter of a course or academic research.


i. Unwelcome sexual or sex- or gender-based conduct that is objectively offensive and has a discriminatory intent.