This often takes the form of abuse, whether physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, or technological.To be a violation of this policy, the behavior must create a hostile environment.Consent for sexual activity cannot be given by someone under 16 years of age; those who are 16 or 17 may only consent to sexual encounters with partners who are less than 3 years older.
Discrimination on basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law is covered in University Policy 1060.
Domestic/Dating Abuse and Violence – Harassment on the basis of sex or gender that is intended to harm, threaten, intimidate, or control another person in a relationship of a romantic or intimate nature, regardless of whether that relationship is ongoing or has concluded or the number of interactions between the individuals involved.
Sexual Harassment – Harassment on the basis of sex or gender includes, but is not limited to: Sexual Misconduct – A form of harassment on the basis of sex.
To be a violation of this policy, the conduct must be based on power differentials (“quid pro quo”) or create a hostile environment.
Hostile Environment – An environment created through conduct that is so severe, pervasive, or persistent that it interferes with or limits a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from Boise State’s programs and services.
The more severe the conduct, the less need there is to show a repetitive series of incidents to prove a hostile environment, particularly if the harassment is physical.
For the purpose of this definition, a pattern of behavior is defined as two or more incidents.
According to our research of Idaho and other state lists there were 829 registered sex offenders living in Boise as of March 21, 2017.
Neither silence, the absence of resistance, nor the existence of a prior consensual sexual relationship are sufficient to indicate consent.