Consent: Clear, voluntary words or actions that give permission for specific sexual activity. Consent can be given by words or actions, as long as those words or actions create mutually understandable permission regarding willingness to engage in (and the conditions of) sexual activity. Consent to any one form of sexual activity cannot automatically imply consent to any other form of sexual activity. Consent can be withdrawn once given, as long as that withdrawal is clearly communicated, and once consent is withdrawn, sexual activity must stop.
Sexual Harassment: Inappropriate conduct on the basis of sex or gender (or perceived sex or gender), including the following:
Sexual Assault: Any non-consensual sexual contact (the deliberate touching of a person's intimate parts or causing a person to touch another's intimate parts) or non-consensual sexual intercourse (any penetration by a penis, tongue, finger, or an inanimate object without consent). Sexual assault can occur either forcibly and/or against a person's will, or when a person is incapable of giving consent.
Domestic and Dating Violence: Violence or abuse between those in intimate interaction and/or relationship with each other. This can be between married individuals or non-married individuals who have a dating relationship or other intimate relationship. This includes physical assault, psychological abuse, manipulation, forcing a partner to use one type of birth control over another or none at all despite the stated desire of one partner.
Stalking: A pattern of behavior that is unwelcome and that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their or another's safety, or to suffer substantial emotional distress.
Rights of the Complainant
Rights of the Respondent
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