Sexual Misconduct comprises a broad range of unwelcome behaviors focused on sex and/or gender that may or may not be sexual in nature. Any intercourse or other intentional sexual touching or activity without the other person’s consent is Sexual Assault. Sexual Misconduct encompasses Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation, or Gender-based Harassment, which is a form of Harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, or non-conformity with gender stereotypes. Sexual Misconduct may also encompass acts of a sexual nature, including acts of Sexual Stalking, Domestic Violence, and Dating Violence, intimidation, or for Retaliation following an incident where alleged Sexual Misconduct or has occurred.
Sexual Misconduct can occur between strangers or acquaintances, or people who know each other well, including between people involved in an intimate or sexual relationship, can be committed by anyone regardless of gender identity, and can occur between people of the same or different sex or gender.
Sexual Misconduct is a form of Sex Discrimination which violates Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; California state law; and the Coast Community College District Board policies.
If you have questions regarding the behaviors of sexual misconduct or if you would like to discuss your concern with an administrator, please contact the Associate Dean, Student Relations and Title IX at (714) 432-5930, Director of Mental Health Services (Confidential) at (714) 432-6858 or visit the OCC website for the College’s complete policy on Sexual Misconduct at http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/student_services/sexual-misconduct/Pages/Home%20Page.aspx.