What is Sexual Misconduct?

Title IX

Sexual Misconduct is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical contact of a sexual nature. Sexual Misconduct is conduct that explicitly or implicitly affects a person’s employment or education or interferes with a person’s work or educational performance or creates an environment such that a reasonable person would find the conduct intimidating, hostile, or offensive.

Sexual Misconduct may include incidents between any members of the College or District community. Sexual misconduct can occur between strangers or acquaintances, or people who know each other well, including between people involved in an intimate relationship. Sexual misconduct can be committed by anyone regardless of gender identity and can occur between people of the same or different sex or gender.

Some examples of harassing behavior include, but are not limited to:

  • Insults, name-calling, and offensive jokes;
  • Intimidating words or actions;
  • Unwelcome or inappropriate touching;
  • Sexually suggestive remarks or gestures;
  • Unsolicited pornographic materials;
  • Obscene messages (via text or computer);
  • Stalking;
  • Sexual exploitation;
  • Domestic violence;
  • Pressure for sexual activity or a date; and
  • Sexual assault and rape