There are several definitions outlined within the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy. The following definitions are used within the policy document and are commonly referred to within consent and sexual violence education literature.
Sexual misconduct is any unwanted action carried out through sexual means or by targeting sexuality. Sexual misconduct is also any attempt or threat to commit an act of sexual violence.
Unwanted remarks, behaviours, or communications of a sexually oriented nature and/or targeting sex or gender identity where the person responsible for the remarks, behaviours, or communications knows or ought reasonably to know that they are unwanted.
Examples of sexual harassment include:
Non-consensual viewing, photographing, or otherwise recording another individual in a location where there is an expectation of privacy and where the viewing, photographing or recording is done for a sexual purpose.
Exposing one’s body to another individual for a sexual purpose or coercing another individual to remove their clothing in order to expose their body, without their consent.
A form of criminal harassment involving behaviours that occur on more than one occasion and which collectively instil fear in a person or threaten a person’s safety or mental health.Stalking can also include threats of harm to a person’s friends and/or family.
These behaviours include, but are not limited to:
Recruitment, transportation, harbouring and/or exercising control, direction or influence over the movements of a person in order to exploit that person, typically through sexual exploitation or forced labor.
Sexual exploitation includes the misuse of power or trust by a person in a position of power or trust over any person, but particularly a young person (someone under 18 years of age) or vulnerable adult, for a sexual purpose or purposes. Sexual exploitation includes abuse of an individual through the exchange of sex or sexual acts for any purpose and includes (but is not limited to) drugs, food, shelter, protection, money, or the basics of life.
Any form of unwanted sexual contact without consent from all parties. More specifically, sexual assault: