Consent and healthy relationships
Consent is the voluntary, informed, un-coerced agreement through words or actions freely given, that a reasonable person would interpret as a willingness to participate in mutually agreed-upon sexual acts. Consensual sexual activity happens when each partner willingly and affirmatively chooses to participate. A person who is incapacitated cannot consent.
A hostile environment is when discrimination under this sex and gender-based discrimination policy is sufficiently serious (i.e., severe, pervasive, or persistent) and is both subjectively and objectively offensive so as to deny or limit a person's ability to participate in or benefit from the university's programs, or to interfere with a university employee's ability to perform the employee's job.
Relationship violence is defined as violence or abuse by a person on another person with whom they are engaged in an intimate relationship. An intimate relationship is defined as a relationship related to marriage, cohabitation, dating or within a family and can occur in opposite-sex and same-sex relationships, regardless of whether it is a current or past relationship.
Sexual assault includes non-consensual vaginal penetration by a penis, object, tongue, or finger; anal penetration by a penis, object, tongue, or finger; and oral copulation (mouth to genital contact or genital to mouth contact), no matter how slight the penetration or contact.
Sexual harassment, sex discrimination and Title IX
Discriminatory harassment that violates regents' policy and university regulation includes verbal or physical conduct that degrades, and/or shows hostility or aversion to an individual because of his or her race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender, nonconformance to sexual stereotypes, veteran status, citizenship or mental/physical disability, or because of these characteristics among a person's friends, relatives or associates.
Stalking is defined as repetitive and/or menacing pursuit, following, or interference with the peace and/or safety of an individual(s).