Gender-based discrimination & sexual misconduct
St. Bonaventure University promotes respect for the dignity and integrity of each person. Members of the university community, guests and visitors have the right to an environment free from all forms of gender and sex-based discrimination, examples of which can include acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
All members of the university community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.
St. Bonaventure University takes reports of gender-based and sexual misconduct very seriously and treats each report with the utmost care and urgency. When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention, and a responding party is found to have violated this policy, serious sanctions will be applied to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated.
The St. Bonaventure University gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct policy and procedures have been developed to reaffirm these principles, to provide a mechanism for determining when this policy has been violated, and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated.