Occurs when a person takes sexual advantage of another person for the benefit of anyone other than that person without the other person's Consent. Examples of behavior that could rise to the level of Sexual Exploitation include:
- Prostituting another person
- Recording images (e.g. video, photograph) or audio of another person's sexual activity, body when recorded for a sexual reason, or nakedness without that person's Consent
- Disturbing images (e.g. video, photograph) or audio of another person's sexual activity, images of another's body for sexual purposes, or nakedness, if the individual distributing the images or audio knows or should have known that the person depicted in the images or audio did not Consent to such disclosure and objects to such disclosure;
- Viewing or distributing images of an individual's sexual activity, of another person's body parts, or nakedness in a place where that person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy, without that person's consent, to have the image shared, or advance Consent to viewing such an image, for the purposes of arousing or gratifying sexual desire.
Unwanted and unwelcome verbal sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can also include stalking, voyeurism ("peeping toms"), exhibitionism/exposing, and obscene comments and texts.
Sexual harassment is conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
- Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment: When an employee of the District conditions the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the District on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct;
- Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person in the shoes of the Complainant to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the District's program or activity;
- Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking.
Comprises a broad range of unwelcome behaviors focused on Sex and/or gender that may or may not be sexual in nature. Any intercourse or other intentional sexual touching or activity without the other person's Consent is Sexual Assault and is a form of Sexual Misconduct under this Policy. Sexual Misconduct encompasses Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation, or Gender-based Harassment, which is a form of Harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, or non-conformity with gender stereotypes. Sexual Misconduct may also encompass acts of a sexual nature, including acts of Sexual Stalking, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Intimidation, or Retaliation, following an incident where alleged Sexual Misconduct has occurred.
Sexual Misconduct can occur between strangers or acquaintances, or people who know each other well, including between people involved in an intimate or sexual relationship. It can be committed by anyone regardless of gender identity and can occur between people of the same or of different sex or gender.