In order to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, reports of conduct involving alleged violations of 10.14 (Relationship Violence), 10.15 (Sexual Misconduct), or 10.16 (Stalking) of the Code are subject to specialized and/or additional procedures. These processes and procedures are designed to provide a prompt and equitable resolution for both the complainant and respondent.
Information on resolving cases of this nature can be found in the Procedures, specifically, Appendix G. Our investigations and procedures are designed to provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for both the complainant and respondent.
According to Section 2.24 of the Student Discipline Procedures, “Without consent” means that an act was committed against a person either by force (threat, coercion, or intimidation), or without the person’s agreement or permission to allow another person to commit an act. A person who is incapacitated as a result of alcohol or drug consumption (voluntary or involuntary); who is unconscious, unaware, or asleep during the act; or who is under the legal age to provide consent, is incapable of giving consent.
Statement on Retaliation
Title IX prohibits retaliation from reporting any type of sexual harassment, including sexual misconduct, and the University will take steps to prevent retaliation and take any action to respond to any retaliation reported. Retaliation includes threats, harassment, intimidation or coercion against a person because he/she filed a complaint alleging sexual misconduct or participated in an investigation or procedure involving charges of sexual misconduct.