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More information about sexual harassment and gender discrimination
Examples of sexual misconduct

Sexual harassment is a form of predatory sexual behavior in which a person targets another person or person(s). Harassment may take, but is no limited to, the following forms:
  • Quid pro-quo harassment – something for something.
  • Behavior that is severe, persistent/pervasive, objectively offensive, and interferes with the educational access, and/or creates a hostile environment.
  • Retaliating against a person for refusing to “go-along” with harassment, including invoking consequences for reporting harassment, or refusing to be complicit in the observance of sexual harassment.

Non-consensual sexual contact is any intentional sexual touching, however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person that is without consent or by force.

Non-consensual sexual intercourse is any penetration, however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person that is without consent and/or by force.

Incapacitation is having sex with a person whom one knows, or should be known to be:
  • Unable to make rational, reasonable decisions
  • Having a mental disability
  • Unconscious, asleep, or involuntarily restrained
  • Under the influence of date-rape drugs

Sexual Exploitation takes advantage of another person and includes but is not limited to:
  • Invasion of another person’s privacy
  • Voyeurism
  • Non-consensual digital, video, or audio recording of sexual activity or nudity

Relationship (Intimate Partner) Violence is any instance of violence or abuse – verbal, physical, or psychological – that occurs between those who are in or have been in an intimate relationship with each other.

Stalking is the repetitive and menacing pursuit, following, harassing, and/or interfering with the peace and-or safety of another. Forms may include but are not limited to:
  • Lying in wait for another
  • Monitoring
  • Pursuing contact

Related UAMS policy

Title IX, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Violence, Stalking, Gender-based Harassment and Retaliation policy.