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H. Abusive Conduct or Sexual Misconduct

H. Abusive Conduct or Sexual Misconduct

Prohibited behaviors include:

  1. Physical abuse of any kind including but not limited to fighting, assaults, or actions which result in physical harm
  2. Sexual Misconduct or Abuse: The University does not tolerate sexual misconduct or abuse, such as sexual assault, rape or any other forms of nonconsensual sexual activity. Sexual misconduct and abuse can occur between acquaintances or parties unknown to each other. Sexual abuse is attempted or actual unwanted sexual activity, such as sexual touching and fondling. This includes the touching of an unwilling person’s intimate parts (defined as genitalia, groin, breast or buttock, or clothing covering them), or forcing an unwilling person to touch another’s intimate parts. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to, sexual assault, rape, forcible sodomy or sexual penetration with an inanimate object, intercourse without consent, under conditions of force, threat of force, fear or when a person is unable to give consent because of substance abuse, captivity, sleep or disability. For more information see UM Policy See Policy 01:125 – Sexual Assault
  3. Hazing for the purpose of pledging, initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for maintaining membership in a group, organization, or team. Hazing is any intentional, knowing or reckless act, whether on or off campus, which endangers the mental or physical health and safety of any person, regardless of consent or which violates public law or University policy  01:110 – Hazing  
  4. Sexual harassment. For more information about Title IX and sexual harassment see  UM Policies 01:114 – Title IX and 1:115 -Sexual Harassment
  5. Bias-related acts of violence, intimidation, harassment and/or discrimination. For more information see UM Policy 01:120
  6. Stalking and relationship violence
  7. Harassment. Harassment is conduct that is sufficiently severe or pervasive so as to threaten an individual or substantially interfere with the individual’s education, employment or access to University programs, activities or opportunities and that would detrimentally affect a reasonable person under the same circumstances. This includes harassment occurring through the use of various forms of technology and media commonly referred to as cyber-stalking and cyber-bullying
  8. Voyeurism is the secret viewing of another person in a place where that person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy. This includes recording images of a person where they would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
  9. Distributing a private image. Per Alabama law, a person commits the crime of distributing a private image if he or she knowingly posts, emails, texts, transmits, or otherwise distributes a private image with the intent to harass, threaten, coerce, or intimidate the person depicted when the depicted person has not consented to the transmission and the depicted person had a reasonable expectation of privacy against transmission of the private image. Recording and/or disseminating a private image for the purpose of ridicule or embarrassment when the depicted person had a reasonable expectation of privacy also constitutes a violation of University policy. For the purposes of this policy, an image includes photographs, digital image, video, film or other recording of a person.
  10. Lewd behavior and/or indecent conduct or exposure.