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What is Sexual Misconduct?

Sexual Misconduct is unacceptable at UCM.

UCM seeks to foster a safe and healthy environment built on mutual respect and trust. At the very basis of the University's mission is the recognition of the essential dignity and worth of each member of its community. Sexual misconduct of any kind is a very serious violation of these principles and will not be tolerated in any form. The University encourages all members of its community to be aware of trauma caused by sexual misconduct and challenges its members to work together to prevent its occurrence.

Members of the UCM community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual misconduct. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.

UCM does not tolerate sexual misconduct. When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention (See “Responsible employee”), and the person who engaged in that misconduct is found to have violated this policy, the university will take action to reasonably ensure that this behavior is not repeated and that the complainant is provided a safe environment in which to learn.

UCM’s sexual misconduct policy has been developed to reaffirm these principles and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated. This policy is intended to define community expectations and to establish a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated.