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Understanding the University of Minnesota definitions for various forms of sexual misconduct is important. Click here or on the link on the left called Definitions for more information.

Policies and Procedures

There are several relevant University policies prohibiting sexual misconduct.

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents Policy: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Relationship Violence includes the scope of the policy, definitions, guiding principles, implementation, and monitoring. The policy states:

All University members are prohibited from engaging in, or assisting or abetting another’s engagement in, sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, stalking, and related retaliation (collectively “prohibited conduct”).

The University of Minnesota administrative policy, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Relationship Violence, provides details about University policy and related procedures. The following topics are addressed in the administrative policy.

  • reporting
  • how reports are addressed
    • accommodations and protective measures
    • informal resolution
    • formal resolution
  • sanctions
  • amnesty
  • privacy and confidentiality
  • reporting retaliation concerns
  • recordkeeping
  • training

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code prohibits sexual misconduct in Section IV, Subd. 8. (and refers to the two policies above).