Four Offenses Defined as Sexual Misconduct
Rape/Date Rape/Acquaintance Rape
Sexual intercourse or penetration, (anal, oral, or vaginal), however slight, with any object, by a man or woman upon a man or woman, accomplished by force or without effective consent (see below).
Non-Consensual Sexual Contact/Sexual Assault
Any intentional sexual touching, however slight, accomplished by force or without effective consent (see below).
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct directed toward a person because of or due to sex or gender, sexuality, or sexual identity, or that creates an intimidating, coercive, embarrassing, degrading, or hostile environment.
Any act involving sexual behavior which
places another person in a degrading, exploitative, abusive, or humiliating situation (example: placing photographs of a sexual
nature involving a sexual partner on the Internet).
Please refer to the Student Guide to the Resources, Rights, and Responsibilities for the complete La Salle University Harassment & Discrimination Policy.
An individual may not be able to give "effective consent" due to the use of drugs or alcohol and/or an intellectual or other disability.
Retaliation is prohibited
If a person decides to report any type of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment or seeks assistance to remedy these situations, any and all forms of retaliation are strictly prohibited.