NKU is committed to fostering a safe and inclusive educational and work environment free from sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual intercourse, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, dating and intimate partner violence, relationship and domestic violence, stalking and gender-based bullying. Gender-based and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, are forms of sex discrimination in that they deny or limit an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from university educational programs or activities and employment.
NKU prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking (as defined by the Clery Act) and reaffirms its commitment to maintaining a campus environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of all members of the university community. NKU issues this statement of policy to inform the campus community of our programs to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking as well as the procedures for institutional disciplinary action in cases of alleged dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, which will be followed regardless of whether the incident occurs on or off campus when it is reported to a university official.
If you have knowledge of a possible Sexual Harassment Policy violation and would like to file a report on behalf of another individual, you should submit a Sexual Misconduct Report. A Sexual Misconduct Report does NOT automatically trigger an investigation, but will allow the Complainant to seek Supportive Measures at no cost. If you are a Complainant that wants to start the Formal Grievance Process by giving the University permission to investigate the alleged conduct, you should submit a Formal Complaint. It is important to note that the alleged party will receive immediate notice of the allegations and the investigation when a Formal Complaint is filed.