School Policies

University of Oregon Policies

The University of Oregon has a Sexual Misconduct Policy that explains prohibited behavior as well as what happens when someone makes a report of sexual misconduct.

There is also an Alcohol and Drug Amnesty policy to encourage reporting. Students (whether reporting, witnessing or being accused of sexual misconduct) will not be subject to student conduct code violations or disciplinary sanctions relating to the use of alcohol or drugs in connection with the underlying incident, unless the student’s conduct placed the health or safety of another person at risk, or was otherwise egregious. However, the use of alcohol or drugs will never function as a defense for engaging in sexual misconduct, harassment or unwanted sexual contact. In all instances, the university may initiate an educational discussion or pursue other educational remedies regarding alcohol or other drugs.

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University of Oregon Definitions

The University of Oregon defines sexual violence and other prohibited conduct in their school policies and procedures. For a full list of definitions, visit their website.

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Your Title IX Rights

Title IX is a federal law that protects students against sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence regardless of the student’s real or perceived sex, gender identity, and/or gender expression. If you have been subjected to sexual harassment or sexual violence you have an additional set of rights and protections under Title IX. (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681)

If you believe your Title IX rights have been or are being violated, you can contact your Title IX Coordinator and/or learn how to file a report on the OCR website.

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