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-  Dating Violence: Violence committed by a person:
         -  Who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and
         -  Where the existence of such a relationship is determined based on a consideration of the following factors:
            -  The length of the relationship,
            -  The type of relationship.
            -  The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship; and
          -  May occur any time even it first and only date.
        -  Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse: Any sexual intercourse however slight, with any object, by a
           man or woman upon a man or a woman, which is without consent and/or by force. Intercourse
           includes vaginal penetration by a penis, object, tongue or finger, anal penetration by a penis,
           object, tongue, or finger, and oral copulation (mouth to genital contact or genital to mouth
           contact), no matter how slight the penetration or contact.
        -  Sexual Assault: Subjecting another person to sexual touching that is unwanted.
        -  Stalking: Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable
         person to:
          -  Fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or o Suffer substantial emotional distress.
        -  Sexual Exploitation: Occurs when a person takes non-consensual and abusive sexual advantage of
         another for his or her own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the
         one being exploited, and that behavior does not otherwise fall in one of other definitions sexual
         misconduct offenses, such as, but not limited to, non-consensual video or audio-taping of sexual
         activity, engaging in voyeurism, prostituting another person, engaging in indecent exposure, or
         knowingly transmitting a STI or HIV to another person.
        -  Substantial Threat: reported conduct that by its nature causes a person to reasonably believe that
         a high risk exist that violent acts and physical harm against another person or persons may occur.
       Racial, religious, national origin, marital status, socioeconomic status, military service, age, and disability
       harassment: Physical or verbal conduct relating to an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, national
       origin, marital status, socioeconomic status, military service, age, and/or disability when the conduct:
       a. Has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic
         environment; or
       b. Has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or
         academic performance; or
       c.  Otherwise unlawfully and adversely effects an individual’s employment or ability to participate in
         or benefits from the College’s programs (academic courses) and/or College sponsored activities.
       The use of alcohol and/or drugs will not excuse any behavior that violates this policy.
       8. Reporting Sexual Violence: Iowa Central Community College strongly encourages all members
       of the College community to report incidents of sexual violence to any of the following resources:
       a. In the event of an immediate threat, danger, or injury, the reporting person should contact the local
         authorities by dialing 911 and then contact Campus Security by dialing 515-574-1000;
       b. For non-emergencies, the reporting person is encouraged to contact College Campus Security
         by telephone at 515-574-1000 or by e-mail at or to contact the Vice
         President of Enrollment Management & Student Development by dialing 515-574-1050 or by the
         e-mail address provided in the College directory. Both the Campus Security and the Vice President
         of Enrollment Management & Student Development will notify the Director, Human Resources /
         Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Coordinator of the report. This notification does not require
         that the reporting person file a formal complaint.
       c.  Students are also encouraged to speak to any member of the College full-time faculty, the Campus
         nurse whose telephone number is 515-574-1047, or to the College mental health counselor whose
         telephone number is 515-574-1051. The faculty member or other professional staff member receiving
         the report should notify the College’s Director, Human Resources / EEO Coordinator, by the e-mail
         address provided in the College directory or other written form immediately.
       Confidentiality: Certain College officials have a duty to report sexual assault, domestic violence, dating
       violence and stalking for federal statistical reporting purposes (such as pursuant to the Clery Act, 20
       U.S.C. § 1092). All personally identifiable information is kept confidential, but statistical information
       must be reported to College Campus Security regarding the type of incident, date, and the location
       of the incident (using Clery Act location categories and crime category as described in the College’s
       Annual Campus Security Report).
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