“No person in the United States, shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” [Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R Part 106 (Title IX)].
Florida Memorial University insists upon good citizenship from all members of the university community, meaning every student or employee should always act with honesty, integrity and good moral character. Title IX prohibits behaviors which cause discrimination or harassment. Acts of sexual intimidation, communication, threats, aggression, bullying, cyberbullying, abuse, physical assault, rape and sexual assault or battery or other unwanted or unsolicited behaviors. Any such behavior should be reported.
The University will investigate all reports and conduct fair and impartial investigations to determine responsibility, if any. If anyone is found responsible, he or she will be subject to sanctions which may include warnings, probation, expulsions, suspension or separation from the university. All members of the university community deserve respect. Violations may include:
Intimate partner intimidation, threats, or violence.
Sexual harassment or unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that is sex or gender-based.
Sexual harassment which creates a hostile environment, quid pro quo (i.e., sexual favors in exchange for something) or retaliatory behavior (i.e., bullying or posting intimate pictures on social media).
Acts with a minor (under the age of 18) who cannot give legal consent to unwanted sexual acts.
Acts of sexual engagement without willing, knowing, voluntary partner consent.
Intimidation, violence, words or threats which override a person’s ability to give consent. This includes stalking, bullying or cyberbullying through social media.
Physical force or pressure meant to impose a unwilling sexual act or experience o another.
Unwanted sexual acts without consent which can be withdrawn at any time. Lack of protest (silence or lack of physical resistance) by a partner does not equal consent.
Exploiting an incapacitated person who is drunk, under the influence of drugs or drugged by prescribed medication.
Unwelcome remarks about looks, clothing, and physical (bodily) appearance.
Leering looks, wanted compliments, offensive actions or words.
Continuing with a sexual act after a “No.” “No” means “No” at any point during an intimate encounter. Anything that happens after consent Is withdrawn is a violation of Title IX.
Exploitation of any student or employee through use of position of authority.
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