Sexual Misconduct

As an educational institution, the University of Richmond values a learning community in which all members feel secure physically and intellectually. Behavior that harms others or threatens campus security challenges the institution's key mission to "sustain a collaborative learning and research community that supports the personal development of its members and the creation of new knowledge." Sexual misconduct is such behavior and is prohibited at the University of Richmond. Sexual misconduct is a broad range of behavior that includes, but is not limited to, nonconsensual sexual intercourse, nonconsensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and stalking. Additionally, the University prohibits retaliation against anyone who reports or witnesses an incident of possible sexual misconduct. This is outlined in the University's Policy Prohibiting Retaliation.