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1. To comply with the requirements of Title IX.
2. To define the nature of sexual assault, harassment and other forms of sexual conduct that is prohibited at the University.
3. To set forth the manner in which allegations of sexual misconduct will be addressed at the University.
4. To provide resources for victims and those accused of sexual misconduct.
This policy applies to all students, administrators, faculty and staff at the University.
1. General Statement:
New York University is committed to maintaining a safe learning environment that is free of acts of violence, harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct that undermine the character and purpose of the University and to creating a campus climate that supports, nurtures, and rewards educational and career advancement on the basis of ability and performance. All students are subject to this policy and also are encouraged to report any incidents of sexual assault or harassment of which they become aware that compromise the well-being of an individual or the University community.
II. Policy Statement:
A. Sexual Assault: Within New York University, sexual assault is defined as a sexual act against the will and without the consent of the victim. While defining effective consent in sexually intimate relationships can be difficult, examples of sexual assault include, but are not limited to:
• Sexual contact with someone whom you reasonably should have known was impaired due to the use of alcohol or other drugs.
• Sexual contact with someone who is “passed out” or sleeping.
• Sexual contact with someone who is unable to say “no” and/or change his/her mind due to the presence of coercion or intimidation.
• Sexual contact with someone who is under the legal age to consent.
B. Sexual Harassment: Within New York University, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It includes sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, non-verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
• Submission to or rejection of the conduct is either an explicit or implicit term or condition of employment, basis for participation or advancement in an academic program, or basis for participation in a University activity or benefit
• Such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work, academic or residential environment;
• Such conduct otherwise adversely affects employment or academic opportunities.
Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
• Verbal abuse or hostile behavior such as insulting, teasing, mocking, degrading or ridiculing another person or group.
• Unwelcome or inappropriate physical contact, comments, questions, advances, jokes, epithets or demands.
• Physical assault or stalking.
• Displays or electronic transmission of derogatory, demeaning or hostile materials.
• Unwillingness to train, evaluate, assist, or work with a student.
• Engaging in behavior that is invasive or disruptive to another student for the purpose of initiating a sexual or romantic relationship with that person.
More information about other forms of harassment and the University’s related standards/procedures can be found at:
C. Other Forms of Sexual Misconduct: Other forms (in addition to sexual assault and sexual harassment) of sexual misconduct that compromise the well-being of another student also are subject to review at the University. Examples of such misconduct may include, but are not limited to, actions that are sexually exploitative or degrading, retaliatory and/or abusive acts directed toward former relationship partners, or retaliatory/abusive actions directed toward someone who has rejected the efforts of another to establish a relationship.
III. Consensual Relationships: Sexual behavior that is welcome or consensual does not constitute sexual harassment. However, consensual sexual relationships in situations where one individual has power or authority over another may result in claims of harassment when the relationship ends and/or may give rise to complaints by others of favoritism while the relationship continues. Examples of such relationships may include: a professor and his/her student, a supervisor and a subordinate, or a coach and team player. If such a consensual relationship occurs, any situation of authority should be discontinued immediately.
IV. Violations of Law: Behavior which violates the University policy may also violate the laws of the locality in which the incident occurred and subject the perpetrator to criminal action by the presiding authority.
A. Federal: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/cor/coord/titleix.php
B. New York State: Sex Offenses are described in Sections 130.00 to 130.90 of the New York State Penal Code. http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menugetf.cgi?COMMONQUERY=LAWS
C. Global Academic Centers: students who are studying at one of the University’s Global Academic Centers should be aware that they are subject to the laws of that country in regard to what constitutes sexual assault or another sex-based offense.
V. Reporting an Incident of Sexual Assault, Harassment or other Sexual Misconduct:
A. New York City Campus: Victims, or anyone else who is aware of the occurrence of such an incident, are encouraged to report such offenses as soon as possible, whether the incident took place on or off campus, to the NYU Department of Public Safety (212-998-2222) , the Title IX Coordinator (212-998-2352) or via the web at: http://www.nyu.edu/about/policies-guidelines-compliance/equal-opportunity/harassment-and-discrimination/submitcomplaint.html, a Residence Life and Housing staff member (212-998-4600), the Office of the Dean of Students in their school, the Office of Community Standards (212-998-4403), the Student Health Center (212-443-1000) and/or the Wellness Exchange (212-443-9999), or another campus official listed on the following webpage
B. Global Academic Centers: Students at a site should report an incident to a campus security officer, a residence hall staff member, the site Wellness Coordinator, or the appropriate Student Affairs administrator:
CAMPUS WELLNESS COORDINATOR
NYU Abu Dhabi Dr. Birgit Pols, Director. Health and Wellness Center
NYU Accra Christa E Sanders, Associate Director
Student Life Coordinator
NYU Berlin Gabriella Etmektsoglou,Director
Linn Friedrichs, Student Life Coordinator
NYU Buenos Aires Alejandra Lombardo, Assistant Director for Student Life
NYU Florence Mary L. Barbera, Assistant Director for the Office of Student Life
NYU London Donna Drummond-Smart
NYU Madrid Caridad Dawson, Student Life and Wellness Coordinator
NYU Paris Dr. Cynthia Mitchell, Wellness Coordinator and Campus Counselor
NYU Prague Martina Faltova, Student Life Coordinator
NYU Shanghai David Pe, Associate Director for Student Life
86-21-5271-1341 ext 17
NYU Sydney Cathryn McConaghy, Director
NYU Tel Aviv Inbal Cavari, Assistant Director
NYU Washington, DC Michael Ulrich, Director
|Effective Date:||August 15, 2012|
|Issuing Authority:||Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs|
|Responsible Officer:||Director of Community Standards and Compliance|