Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Misconduct, and Violence Policies

Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Misconduct, and Violence Policies

The University of Portland is committed to fostering a community that is safe and respectful for all community members. All students of the University are called to honor and respect the inherent value and dignity of others. Consistent with our values, sexual and gender-based harassment, misconduct, and violence are prohibited in our community. These types of prohibited conduct include: sexual harassment, including cyber harassment; sexual misconduct; sexual assault; dating, relationship, and domestic violence; stalking, including cyberstalking; negative conduct that attempts to prevent reporting of conduct prohibited by this policy or prevent participation in University processes related to this policy; and retaliation.

The University reserves the right to take action when it determines that a student has not met the University’s standards in this area. Such conduct may result in discipline, up to and including dismissal from the University. 

Prohibited Conduct:

The following areas of conduct are prohibited at the University:

1.   Sexual harassment, including, without limitation, cyber harassment;

2.   Sexual misconduct;

3.   Sexual assault;

4.   Dating, relationship, and domestic violence;

5.   Stalking, including, without limitation, cyberstalking;

6.   Sexual Harassment as defined under Title IX (“Title IX Sexual Harassment”);

7.   Negative conduct (such as intimidation, retaliation, threats, harassment, or bribes) that attempts to prevent the reporting of conduct prohibited under this policy or that attempts to prevent participation in an investigation, conduct process, or other University process related to this policy; and

8.   Retaliation.

 

Additional definitions and clarifications related to Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Misconduct, and Violence Policies, as well as detailed information about available support and resourceshow to report and what happens after a report is made, and additional relevant information can be found in the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Misconduct, and Violence Resource Guide in Life on the Bluff

The University of Portland is committed to making the process of receiving support and/or resolution for incidents Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Misconduct, and Violence as accessible as possible for all students. Students who require a disability accommodation or who may have other factors that could impact their ability to participate in or seek support or university resources should contact the Title IX Coordinator at titleix@up.edu or (503) 943-8982 to make a request. 

Students with questions or who need support with the reporting process are encouraged to reach out to either confidential or responsible employees. Confidential and Responsible employees are listed in the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Misconduct, and Violence Resource Guide in Life on the Bluff, on the Title IX website at www.up.edu/titleix, or by searching an employees name at www.up.edu/directory.