What is Sexual Misconduct?
Sexual misconduct is a type of violence that uses power, control, and/or intimidation to harm another. It includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. It occurs when there is an absence of consent. Consent is a free and clearly given yes, not the absence of a no, and cannot be received when a person is incapacitated by alcohol or drugs.
Definitions under Clark College Policy
Full policies are available within the Clark College Code of Student Conduct.
Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
a type of sexual discrimination and harassment including nonconsensual sexual intercourse, nonconsensual sexual contact, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Nonconsensual sexual intercourse
any sexual intercourse or penetration (anal, oral, or vaginal), however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person, that is without consent and/or by force. Often referred to as sexual assault.
Nonconsensual sexual contact
Any sexual touching, however slight, with any object, by a person upon another person, that is without consent and/or by force.
Violence committed by the victim’s current or former spouse or cohabitant.
Violence by a person who has been in a romantic or intimate relationship with the victim.
Intentional and repeated harassment or following of another person, which places that person in reasonable fear of their safety.
Knowing, voluntary, and clear permission, to engage in mutually agreed upon sexual activity. Each person is responsible for gaining consent. A person cannot consent if they are unable to understand what is happening, helpless, asleep, or unconscious for any reason, including due to alcohol or other drugs.
More information and options regarding this topic can be found on the Title IX page.