Many forms of sexual misconduct violate both this policy and state law.
The university will not condone or tolerate any verbal or physical conduct that would constitute sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking, or intimate partner violence from any member of the university community, including students, staff and faculty, or from guests or visitors to the campus.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in educational programs.
Sexual harassment and misconduct, as defined in this policy, are all forms of sex discrimination.
Complainants can expect the university to respond promptly and effectively, to make interim protective measures available, and to take the complainant’s wishes into consideration in its response.
Revised July, 2016 This policy applies to all forms of sexual and gender-based discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence.
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This policy applies to the resolution of complaints against students who have been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct, regardless of whom is making the complaint.
The university will respond according to the severity or pervasiveness of the offense and the threat it poses to the community.
BSU Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Process Introduction Ball State University prohibits sexual and gender-based discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking.These behaviors, referred to collectively as sexual harassment and misconduct in this policy, are prohibited by Ball State University, are inconsistent with the university’s values, and are incompatible with the safe, healthy environment that the Ball State community requires to function effectively.