The University of Reston does not condone and will not tolerate student sexual misconduct.

This policy is part of the University’s effort to maintain a learning, social and working environment consistently free from sexual harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Violations of this rule will subject students to disciplinary actions, up to and including permanent dismissal from the University. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that is illegal under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 for students.

In keeping with guidelines provided by the US Government and other relevant authorities, the University of Reston defines sexual harassment as: unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed at an individual, or actions taken in retaliation for reporting such behavior, regardless of where such conduct may have occurred.

Sexual harassment is deemed to have occurred by the University when one or more of the above-described actions result in the creation of an intimidating, hostile, or offensive study, social or work environment.