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What is Sexual Misconduct and Consent?

Different Types of Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct, based on sex or on gender stereotypes, that is implicitly or explicitly a term or condition of employment or status in a course, program, or activity; is a basis for employment or educational decisions; or is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to interfere with one’s work or educational performance creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or learning environment, or interfering with or limiting one’s ability to participate in or to benefit from a university program or activity.

See the full UNG policy on sexual misconduct.

Sexual Exploitation

Sexual Exploitation is taking nonconsensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for one’s own advantage or benefit, or for the benefit or advantage of anyone other than the one being exploited.

Examples of sexual exploitation may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Invasion of sexual privacy;
  2. Prostituting another individual;
  3. Nonconsensual photos, video, or audio of sexual activity;
  4. Nonconsensual distribution of photo, video, or audio of sexual activity, even if the sexual activity was consensual;
  5. Intentional observation of nonconsenting individuals who are partially undressed, naked, or engaged in sexual acts;
  6. Knowingly transmitting an STD or HIV to another individual through sexual activity;
  7. Intentionally and inappropriately exposing one’s breasts, buttocks, groin, or genitals in nonconsensual circumstances; and/or
  8. Sexually-based bullying.

See the full UNG policy on sexual misconduct.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault includes, but is not limited to, such unwanted behavior as dating violence, domestic violence, nonconsensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment and stalking.

See the full UNG policy on sexual misconduct.

Non-consensual Sexual Contact

Non-consensual sexual contact is any physical contact with another person of a sexual nature without the person’s consent. It includes but is not limited to touching (or penetrating) of a person’s intimate parts (such as genitalia, groin, breasts, or buttocks); touching (or penetrating) a person with one’s own intimate parts; or forcing a person to touch his or her own or another person’s intimate parts.

See the full UNG policy on sexual misconduct.

Sexual Consent

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