VIOLENCE


  • 20.1

    PHYSICAL PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EMOTIONAL VIOLENCE
    Violence encompasses physical violence, involving student fighting and abusiveness; this includes psychological and emotional violence, verbal abuse; sexual violence, rape and sexual harassment, including cyberbullying; and carrying of weapons around campus. All these forms of violence are not allowed.

  • 20.2

    SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    • 20.2.1

      Circumstances constituting harassment (refer to code of conduct and ethics policy)

      Sexual harassment and harassment of any sort is strictly prohibited and examples of conduct that, if unwelcome, may constitute sexual harassment, depending upon the totality of the circumstances including the severity of the conduct and its frequency or pervasiveness. These include:

    • 20.2.2

      Enquiries into another person's sexual experience, discussions of one's sexual activities, comments on an individual's body or about the individual's sexual activity, deficiencies or prowess;

    • 20.2.3

      Sexual innuendo, sexually suggestive comments, or use of sexually explicit or vulgar language.

    • 20.2.4

      Sexually oriented teasing or practical jokes; "humour" about gender specific traits.

    • 20.2.5

      Sexually suggestive body language or gestures.

    • 20.2.6

      Display or transmission of sexually suggestive objects, pictures, posters, cartoons, videos, or other electronic or visual material.

    • 20.2.7

      Physical contact such as unwelcome touching, patting, pinching, or brushing against another's body.

    • 20.2.8

      Continued writing of sexually suggestive notes or letters when it is known or should be known that the addressee does not welcome them.

    • 20.2.9

      Derogatory or provocative remarks relating to a student's sex or sexual orientation.

    • 20.2.10

      Demands for sexual favours in exchange for favourable academic assessment or other academic favour.

  • 20.3

    SEXUALIZED VIOLENCE

    • 20.3.1

      Sexualized violence is prohibited under the Gender policy. This will mean any non-consensual, unwanted actual, attempted, or threatened act or behavior, that is carried out through sexual means or by targeting a person's sex or expression.

    • 20.3.2

      This act or behavior may or may not involve physical contact such and may include all forms of sexual misconduct but not limited such as:
      Sexual assault
      Sexual exploitation
      Sexual harassment
      Stalking
      Indecent exposure

    • 20.3.3

      The distribution of a sexually explicit photograph or video of a person to one or more persons other than the person in the photograph or video without consent of the person in the photograph or video. This is unacceptable and prohibited conduct

  • 20.4

    PROCEDURE FOR RESOLVING VIOLENCE, SEXUALIZED VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASES

    • 20.4.1

      Any student who feels that he or she is a victim of the above types of violence is entitled to file a complaint to the Dean of Student Affairs. A student who has a complaint may choose to resolve the problem through informal mediation or formal disciplinary action; Provided that the complainant will be dully advised and counselled by the Dean of Student Affairs. This will depend on the severity and nature of the complaint and as far as possible, in accordance with the wishes of the complainant.

    • 20.4.2

      A complaint of the above violence will be investigated promptly and fairly and, as far as practicable, care shall be taken to protect the identity of all parties to the complaint, consistent with the requirements of a thorough and appropriate investigation. However, no anonymous complaints will be processed by the Dean of Students Affairs or any officer of the University.

    • 20.4.3

      Records and complaints filed, action taken to remedy the problem, the names of those involved, and the outcome will be maintained by the Dean of student Affairs but no record of the informal stage shall be maintained on the personal files of any of the people concerned.