College Community members have the right to be free from all forms of sexual and/or gender-based harassment and violence. All College Community members are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The College has zero tolerance for sexual and/or gender-based misconduct. Zero tolerance means that when an allegation of misconduct is brought to a College Official’s attention, protective and other remedial measures will be taken to reasonably ensure that such conduct ends, is not repeated, and the effects on the Complainant and College Community are remedied, including serious sanctions when a responding party is found to have violated this policy. Non-members of the campus community who engage in discriminatory actions within College programs or on College property are not under the jurisdiction of this policy, but can be subject to actions that limit their access and/or involvement with College programs as the result of their misconduct. All vendors serving the College through third-party contracts are subject to these policies and procedures, to which their employer has agreed to be bound.

Reports of sexual misconduct committed by students or student organizations will be resolved according to the procedures outlined in the Ursinus Student Handbook. Reports of sexual misconduct against faculty or staff will be resolved according to the Human Resource Harassment Policy.

The College encourages prompt reporting and timely adjudication of all sexual assaults and sexual harassment. Different employees on campus have different abilities to maintain a Complainant’s confidentiality. Some employees are required to maintain near complete confidentiality, and some employees are required to report all details of an incident to the Title IX coordinator.

Reports of Sexual Misconduct include, but are not limited to:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Non-Consensual Sexual Contact
  • Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Intimate Partner Violence (including dating violence, domestic violence, and/or relationship violence)
  • Stalking