Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is committed to
fostering an environment that is safe and secure and free from sexual and
gender-based discrimination and harassment, sexual violence, dating and
domestic violence, stalking, and other related misconduct. The university
recognizes its responsibility to increase awareness of such misconduct, prevent
its occurrence, support victims, deal fairly and firmly with offenders, and
diligently investigate reports of misconduct. In addressing these issues, all
members of the university must come together to respect and care for one
another in a manner consistent with our deeply held academic and community
This policy applies to student conduct and prohibits a broad
range of behaviors focused on sex and/or gender that may or may not be sexual
in nature. Sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual exploitation,
gender-based harassment, stalking, and relationship violence (including dating
and domestic violence) are all forms of misconduct that are prohibited by this
policy and will not be tolerated by the university.
The university is committed to the principles of academic
freedom and believes that vigorous discussion and debate, as well as free
inquiry and free expression, are an integral part of the university community.
Nothing in the policy shall be construed to abridge academic freedom and
inquiry, principles of free speech, or the university's educational mission.
Descriptions of violations and procedures for addressing
violations are described in the policy. The full policy can be found at https://policies.rutgers.edu/sites/policies/files/10.3.12-current.pdf.