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Respondent: person or persons who are members of the campus community who allegedly discriminated against or harassed another person or persons.
Sexual Assault: Includes any form of actual or attempted sexual activity perpetrated upon a person without that person’s consent, including sexual behavior coerced through physical or verbal threats, force or other forms of manipulation and sexual behavior when one person cannot give consent due to incapacitation.
Sexual Harassment: a form of discrimination consisting of unwelcome, gender-based verbal, written, electronic and/or physical conduct. Sexual harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person's gender. There are two types of sexual harassment.
• Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment occurs when the conduct is sufficiently severe and/or pervasive and so objectively offensive that it has the effect of altering the terms or conditions of employment or substantially limiting the ability of a student to participate in or benefit from the college’s educational and/or social programs. This would include a student or subordinate who offers sexual favors in exchange for preferential consideration.
• Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment occurs when an individual in a position of real or perceived authority, conditions the receipt of a benefit upon granting of sexual favors.
Examples of conduct that may qualify as sexual harassment include:
• Persistent comments or questions of a sexual nature.
• A supervisor who gives an employee a raise in exchange for submitting to sexual
• An instructor who promises a student a better grade in exchange for sexual favors. • Sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes.
• Unwelcome touching, patting, hugging, kissing, or brushing against an individual's
• Remarks of a sexual nature about an individual's clothing, body, or speculations
about previous sexual experiences.
• Persistent, unwanted attempts to change a professional relationship to an amorous
• Direct or indirect propositions for sexual activity.
• Unwelcome letters, emails, texts, telephone calls, receipt of unwanted verbal, written,
or electronic communication, or other communications referring to or depicting sexual activities.
Sexual Violence: is a type of sexual discrimination and harassment. Nonconsensual sexual intercourse, nonconsensual sexual contact, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are all types of sexual violence.
• Nonconsensual sexual intercourse is any sexual intercourse (anal, oral, or vaginal), however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person, that is without consent and/or by force. Sexual intercourse includes anal or vaginal penetration by a penis, tongue, finger, or object, or oral copulation by mouth to genital contact or genital to mouth contact.
• Nonconsensual sexual contact is any intentional sexual touching, however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person that is without consent and/or by force. Sexual touching includes any bodily contact with the breasts, groin, mouth, or other bodily orifice of another individual, or any other bodily contact in a sexual manner.

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