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Consent from sexual partners must be obtained. If confusion or ambiguity
on the issue of consent arises anytime during sexual activity, consent
must be clarified.
2. Consent may not be inferred from:
a. Silence, passivity or lack of active resistance.
b. A current or previous dating or sexual relationship.
3. Consent to one form of sexual activity does not imply consent to other
forms of sexual activity.
4. Consent can be withdrawn by clear communication at any time.
c. Coercion is compelling another to engage in conduct by threatening to expose
a secret or publicize an asserted fact, whether true or false, that would affect
another’s reputation, academic or otherwise, or cause emotional distress.
Coercion also means to exploit fear or anxiety through intimidation, domination
or control with the intent to compel conduct or compliance.
d. Domestic/Dating Violence is physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity
compelled by physical force, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent
physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity compelled by physical force, or
assault, not committed in self-defense committed by any person who is or has
been in a relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with another.
e. Harassment is a specific form of discrimination. Harassment, by definition, must
be sufficiently severe, persistent, pervasive, or objectively offensive so as to
interfere with or limit the ability of the individual or group to participate in, or
benefit from, LRSC’s programs or activities. Harassment and/or discrimination
of an individual or group that is related to their status in a protected class is
prohibited. Harassment may take the form of oral, written, graphic, or physical
conduct that is related to an individual’s or group’s protected class status, which
includes: religion, sex, gender and gender identity, race, national origin, color,
disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, economic or perceived
social state, and any other protected classes.
f. Hostile environment is an environment in which misconduct occurs and is
sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent that it denies or limits a person’s
ability to participate in or benefit from any educational program, activity
and/or employment.
g. Incapacitation is a state where a person cannot make rational, reasonable
decisions because they lack the capacity to give consent, due to the use of drugs
or alcohol, unconsciousness, or because of an intellectual or other disability.
h. Intimidation is threats or acts that cause reasonable fear.
i. Misconduct is any conduct that qualifies as bullying, coercion, cyber-
bullying, domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual
harassment, stalking, or other harassment as a result of a person’s gender,
sexual orientation or gender identity.
j. Retaliation is any type of harassment or adverse action taken against a person
because of their participation in a misconduct investigation.
k. Responsible employees include all LRSC faculty and staff. Responsible
employees must address sex and gender-based discrimination and harassment,
and report misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator or a vice-president.
l. Sexual Activity includes both sexual acts and sexual contact.
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