Title IX - What is Sexual Misconduct?

What is Sexual Misconduct?

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

Sexual misconduct is an all-encompassing, non-legal term that refers to crimes like sexual assault, rape and sexual abuse.

Consent is a clear, informed and voluntary agreement to engage in specific sexual activity. Consent cannot be obtained by coercion, force or threat and cannot be given by someone if they are mentally or physically incapacitated.

Dating violence is violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.

Domestic violence is violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim.

Sexual assault is defined as any sexual act directed against another person, without consent, including instances where the person is incapable of giving consent.

Stalking means engaging in a pattern of conduct composed of two or more acts, evidencing a continuity of purpose, directed at a specific person which causes fear of safety and/or emotional distress.