Sexual misconduct

If you were unwilling or unable to consent to any form of sexual contact you may have experienced sexual misconduct. Sexual assault/sexual misconduct can happen to anyone, regardless of sex or gender, and it is never the victim's fault. Sexual assault/sexual misconduct is a violation of University policy.

  • Consent

    Consent is an affirmative, clear, unambiguous, knowing, informed, and voluntary agreement between all participants to engage in sexual activity. Consent is active, not passive. Silence or lack of resistance cannot be interpreted as consent. Seeking and having consent accepted is the responsibility of the person(s) initiating each specific sexual act regardless of whether the person initiating the act is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The existence of a dating relationship or past sexual relations between the participants does not constitute consent to any other sexual act.

    The definition of consent does not vary based upon a participant's sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Affirmative consent must be ongoing throughout the sexual activity and may be withdrawn at any time. When consent is withdrawn or cannot be given, sexual activity must stop.

    Consent cannot be given when a person is incapacitated. Incapacitation occurs when an individual lacks the ability to fully, knowingly choose to participate in sexual activity. Incapacitation includes impairment due to drugs or alcohol (whether such use is voluntary of involuntary); inability to communicate due to a mental or physical condition; the lack of consciousness or being asleep; being involuntarily restrained; if any of the parties are under the age of 16; or if an individual otherwise cannot consent.

    Consent cannot be given when it is the result of any coercion, intimidation, force, or threat of harm.

  • Interpersonal violence

    Interpersonal violence includes domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and partner violence. Interpersonal violence is also a violation of University policy.

    If you would like to report an incident or receive resources, please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Maria Doucettperry by phone at (775) 784-1547, by email at mdoucettperry@unr.edu, or submit an online sexual misconduct report.

What can you do?

You have the power to make a difference. If we all intervene as bystanders, we can stop sexual assault, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. It is important to note that staying safe is of the utmost importance. Only intervene if it is safe to do so. The following provides examples of how to intervene as a bystander:

Direct

Confront (without placing yourself in danger) either the potential target or the person who you think is about to engage in inappropriate behavior. Tell the person to stop, or tell them what they are doing is not acceptable behavior or it is not an acceptable activity.

Delegate

When you do not feel safe to approach the situation alone, look to involve others. Involve friends to assist you in getting the person at risk to a safe place. Reporting the behavior or activity to the police or others in authority is also delegation.

Distract

This technique involves causing some form of distraction that will interrupt the flow of potential misconduct. You may want to tell the person their car is being towed or that you recognize them from class to distract them so you and/or friends can take the person at risk to a safe place.

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Janet Anderson

Phone: (775) 784-6978
Email: janeta@unr.edu

Stephanie Augdahl

Phone: (775) 784-1547
Email: saugdahl@unr.edu

Hannah Belleau

Phone: (775) 784-1547
Email: hbelleau@unr.edu

Rhonda Bennett

Phone: (775) 682-6981
Email: rlundin@unr.edu

Kristi Burch

Phone: (775) 784-1113
Email: kburch@unr.edu

Brandon Ford

Phone: (775) 784-1547
Email: brandonf@unr.edu

Jerome Maese

Phone: (775) 784-1113
Email: jerome@unr.edu

Toby Toland

Phone: (775) 784-1113
Email: ttoland@unr.edu

Kimberly Woods

Phone: (775) 784-4467
Email: kimberlywoods@unr.edu