Sexual misconduct is an action or course of actions that violates the rights of others, and demonstrates flagrant disregard for the principles of this community. La Salle seeks to prevent all forms of sexual misconduct, and desires to establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for all members of the community through sexual misconduct prevention, education, support, and a fair adjudication process. La Salle is unwavering in its commitment to support survivors of sexual violence, to respond promptly to reports of any type of sexual misconduct, and to investigate and adjudicate reports in a manner that is fair and equitable to all parties involved. Because we know the needs of our community are ever-changing, La Salle is also committed to continually assessing and improving its policies, prevention initiatives, and educational programs based on input from the campus community, best practices at other institutions, and regulatory guidance.
Sexual assault may be rape, fondling without consent, incest, or statutory rape, or an attempt at any of them, as defined below. Sexual assault can be committed by any person against any other person, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or past or current relationship status. Sexual assault may occur with or without physical resistance or violence. Sexual assault can range anywhere from unwanted touching of a sexual nature to rape (unwanted penetration/sexual intercourse).
includes both Dating Violence and Domestic Violence — both involve physical abuse, sexual abuse, or threats of such abuse in the confines of an intimate relationship — be it romantic, familial, or within the same household. Dating violence occurs between two current or former romantic partners who are not necessarily living together. Domestic Violence is more common between romantic partners or family members that are living together — this is less common at La Salle.
is defined as engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress.
Sexual exploitation occurs when a person takes sexual advantage of another person for the benefit of anyone other than that other person without that other person’s consent. Examples of behavior that could constitute sexual exploitation include but are not limited to the following: