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Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment may include incidents between any members of the Regis community, including faculty, staff, coaches, students, and non-student or non-employee participants in Regis activities, such as vendors, contractors, and guests. Sexual harassment may occur in hierarchical relationships, between peers, or between persons of the same sex or opposite sex. Examples of prohibited conduct include, but are not limited to: lewd or sexually suggestive comments, explicit
requests for sexual favors, unwelcome touching, off-color language or jokes of a sexual nature, slurs and other verbal, graphic or physical conduct relative to an individual’s gender or any display of sexually explicit material.
Gender discrimination is any harassing or disparate treatment based on gender, sex-stereotyping, sexual orientation, or gender identity, which limits or denies a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from educational programs, employment, or Regis services.
Consent is mutual permission between partners. To consent to something, such as a sexual act, means a person knowingly and willingly agrees to the act. A person cannot give consent if he/she is incapacitated by substances or if they are unconscious.
Sexual Assault – Rape and Indecent Assault
Rape is the penetration of any bodily orifice by any part of the body, or by an object, performed against the person’s will, without consent, and with the threat of or actual use of force. Under Massachusetts law, both men and women may be the victims of rape, and both may be the perpetrators of a rape. Rape may occur when the victim is unable to give consent (as is the case when he or she is intoxicated or unconscious). Rape may occur between people who know each other, and between people who have previously had consensual sexual relations.
Indecent assault and battery is intentional physical contact of a sexual nature without consent. This may include, but is not limited to, touching a woman’s breasts or an individual’s genital area or buttocks.
Domestic violence is any act between family or household members which involves physical harm or the attempt of physical harm; places another in imminent fear of serious physical harm, or; causes another to engage in sexual relations without their consent. Family or household members include persons who are or were married; reside in the same household; are related by blood or marriage; have a child in common, or; are or have been involved in a substantial dating relationship.
Dating violence is violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the reporting party. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the length of the relationship; the type of relationship; and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
Stalking is 1) willfully and maliciously engaging in a pattern of conduct or series of acts towards a person which alarms or annoys that person and causes substantial emotional distress and 2) making a threat intending to place the person in imminent fear of death or injury.
The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment
Upper Student Center 213
Regis College Title IX Coordinator
College Hall 201
Regis College Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Lower Student Center 125