Educational programs will include information on how and where to report incidents of sexual misconduct, resources available, as well as safe and positive options for bystander intervention that may be carried out by individuals to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of sexual misconduct being inflicted on another person.
The mere expression of views, words, symbols or thoughts that some people find offensive, does not create a hostile environment.
Every IU campus shall publicize and provide ongoing educational programming for students, employees and other members of the University community to promote awareness of the problems caused by sexual misconduct and to help prevent and attempt to reduce the risk of the occurrence of sexual misconduct.
The definition of sexual harassment in this policy is meant neither to proscribe nor to inhibit discussions, in or out of the classroom, of complex, controversial, or sensitive matters, including matters involving sex, gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, sexual behavior, or gender identity or expression, when in the judgment of a reasonable person they arise for legitimate pedagogical purposes.
This includes intellectual inquiry, debate, and dialogue on issues of sexual misconduct.
(See the Indiana University Non-Discrimination Policy here.) These unacceptable behaviors are hereafter referred to as “Sexual Misconduct.” The University does not tolerate sexual misconduct and it will take action to prevent and address such misconduct.
The University has jurisdiction over all Title IX and related complaints.In situations not covered above, but where the sexual misconduct undermines the security of the University community or the integrity of the educational process or poses a serious threat to self or others, other applicable University procedures for general misconduct may be applied.Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct or behavior of a sexual nature.This policy also applies to sexual misconduct that has a continuing adverse effect or creates a hostile environment on campus or in any University program or activity whether on or off campus including but not limited to, sexual misconduct in connection with an academic course assignment, internship, practicum, field trip, study abroad program, student teaching, research, or other University activity; or sexual misconduct in connection with any activity sponsored, conducted, or authorized by the University or by a student organization.When a student organization has contributed to or created a hostile environment in connection with an incident of sexual misconduct, the student organization will be subject to discipline and appropriate sanctions.The severity of the corrective action, up to and including termination or expulsion of the offender, will depend on the circumstances of the particular case.