Sexual Exploitation

Sexual exploitation includes behavior that exploits another sexually without consent. This includes voyeurism (or peeping), as well as the distributing explicit photos or videos without your consent. The definition from the Anti-Harassment Policy is listed below:

Sexual Exploitation

An act that exploits someone sexually. Examples of Sexual Exploitation include, but are not limited to:

  • Exposing one’s own or another person’s intimate parts without Consent.
  • Recording video or audio, photographing, or transmitting intimate or sexual utterances, sounds or images without Consent of all parties involved.
  • Allowing others to view sexual acts (whether in person or via a video camera or other recording device) without the Consent of all parties involved.
  • Engaging in any form of voyeurism.

Consent/Consensual

Clear communication given by words or actions that shows an active, knowing and voluntary agreement to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity. Consent is given freely and voluntarily. Consent may not be inferred from silence, passivity or when an individual is Incapacitated or otherwise prevented from giving Consent as a result of impairment due to a mental or physical condition or age. No Consent exists when there is a threat of force or physical or psychological violence.

Although Consent may be given initially, it may be withdrawn at any point without regard to activity preceding the withdrawal of Consent.

The voluntary nature of Consent will be subject to heightened scrutiny in circumstances in which a person engages in a sexual relationship with a person over whom he or she has any power or authority within the University.

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