Sexual Misconduct violates the dignity of individuals. It is a form of discrimination based on sex or gender that violates state/federal law, including federal Title IX regulations, and is prohibited by Tufts policy. In some cases, sexual misconduct can also be a violation of criminal law. Sexual misconduct is an umbrella term for many different forms of sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault/rape, stalking, domestic violence, intimate partner/relationship violence, sex/gender-based harassment and discrimination and sexual exploitation. Tufts is committed to providing a work and educational environment free from sexual misconduct.
The Tufts Non-Discrimination Policy establishes uniform guidelines in order to promote a work and educational environment at Tufts University that is free of discrimination and harassment, and to affirm the university’s commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Tufts prohibits harassment and discrimination for any applicant, student, employee, patient, community member, visitor and third party because of their membership or perceived membership in a protected category. Tufts also prohibits retaliation as a result of a protected category or activity. Tufts expects all applicants, employees, students, patients, community members, visitors and third parties to join with and uphold this commitment.