Members of the Jacksonville State University (JSU) community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence. All members of the university community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. JSU believes in a zero tolerance policy for gender-based misconduct. Gender-based misconduct is defined as misconduct of a male against a female, a female against a male, a male against a male, a female against a female, and more than one person against another individual in any of the above-mentioned definitions. When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention, and a respondent is found to have violated this policy, serious sanctions will be used to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated. This policy has been developed to reaffirm these principles and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated. This policy is intended to define university expectations and to establish a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated.