Sexual Misconduct: Unwanted Sexual Behavior
Sexual Misconduct Introduction
"Association is inspired by a spirit, which consists in pursuit of closer relations with others, governed by respect for the individual." -Lasallian Themes: Volume 3, Brothers of the Christian Schools 1997
La Salle University is committed to the development of a safe community free from sexual violence, intimidation, and exploitation. Any sexual behavior imposed on another peson without effective consent will not be tolerated.
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Sexual Misconduct involves any sexual contact or act imposed on another person without that person’s effective consent. It can be by a person you know or by a stranger. Sexual misconduct includes situations in which a person is not able to effective consent to a sexual act, for example when drinking and drugs are involved or when force, threats, intimidation, or coercion are utilized. Sexual misconduct is never the victim’s fault! No one has the right to violate another person. Rape, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Exploitation are all considered sexual misconduct, as they are expressions and abuses of power; they are not sex.
"So often, we believe that we have come to a place that is void of hope and void of possibilities, only to find that it is the very hopelessness that allows us to hit bottom, give up our illusion of control, turn it over, and ask for help. Out of the ashes of our hopelessness comes the fire of our hope."
- Anne Wilson Shaef, PhD.