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What is gender-based misconduct?

Gender-based misconduct comprises a broad range of behaviors focused on sex and/or gender that may or may not be sexual in nature. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, gender-based harassment, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence are all forms of gender-based misconduct.

Gender-based misconduct can occur between strangers or acquaintances, or people who know each other well, including between people involved in an intimate or sexual relationship. Gender-based misconduct can be committed by anyone regardless of gender identity, and it can occur between people of the same or different sex or gender.

RSU does not tolerate any form of gender-based misconduct, and all gender-based misconduct is prohibited by University Policy. To further the goal of eliminating gender-based misconduct from its community, RSU offers:

  • educational and preventative programs
  • services for victims and others affected by gender-based misconduct
  • accessible, prompt, and fair methods of investigation and resolution of reports of misconduct
  • protections designed to prevent against recurrence.