The University prohibits sexual offenses including but not limited to: domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
The term “domestic violence” (from 42 USC § 13925) includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction.
The term “dating violence” (from 42 USC § 13925) means violence committed by a
(A) who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and
(B) where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:
(i) The length of the relationship.
(ii) The type of relationship.
(iii) The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
The term “sexual assault” includes physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol. An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability.
The term “stalking” (from 42 USC § 13925) means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a speciﬁc person that would cause a reasonable person to—
(A) fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or
(B) suﬀer substantial emotional distress.