It also includes any intentional sexual touching, however slight, with an object or body part, by a man or woman upon a man or woman without the explicit consent of that individual.According to the SC Code of Law, sexual assaults may be prosecuted as Assault and Battery under the prohibitions of Criminal Sexual Conduct laws.Dating violence may include: : Stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that involves repeated (two or more occasions) visual or physical proximity, non-consensual communication, or verbal, written, or implied threats, or a combination thereof, that would cause a reasonable person fear.
Before a Complainant is allowed to reveal any information to a responsible employee, the employee should be sure the Complainant understands the employee’s reporting obligations and direct the Complainant to confidential resources and explain that the College will attempt to maintain the Complainant’s privacy.
: The College will not tolerate retaliation against students or employees for reporting an incident of alleged sexual misconduct or sexual or any other type of harassment or in assisting in the investigation of any complaint.
Members of the SMC community including students, staff, faculty and guests have the right to be free from sexual harassment or sexual misconduct.
Sexual misconduct prohibited by this policy includes but is not limited to sexual harassment and discrimination, sexual assault, stalking, domestic and dating violence.: In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other federal statutes, SMC does not tolerate harassment or discrimination in any form by any administrator, faculty member, staff member, student, vendor or guest on the campus.
Retaliation exists when action is taken against a participant in the complaint process that adversely affects the individual’s employment or academic status and is motivated in whole or in part by the individual’s participation, or lack thereof, in the complaint process.
Acts of retaliation shall be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion/dismissal for students and termination/dismissal for faculty and staff.This includes but is not limited to: unwelcome sexual advances; unwelcome sexual flirtations or innuendos; the display or possession of sexually suggestive pictures, printed material, or objects; graphic comments about a person’s physical appearance; sexual gestures or any other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s education or work or creating an offensive academic or work environment.It also includes discrimination and harassment based on a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other protected class; the display of objects, pictures, or printed material degrading members of a particular racial, ethnic, religious, or age group; racial, ethnic, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religious nature which unreasonably interferes with a person’s education or work or creates an offensive educational or work environment.Sexual Misconduct prohibited by this policy includes but is not limited to sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, gender-based bullying, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence.: A form of sexual contact directed against another person that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient, including sexual acts committed against a person who is incapable of giving consent.: Sexual exploitation means taking sexual advantage of another person without consent and includes, without limitation, causing or attempting to cause the incapacitation of another person; electronically recording, photographing, or transmitting intimate sounds or images of another person and/or allowing other parties to observe sexual acts.