Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct

Statement on sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking

 Central to the University of New Hampshire is the aim of making our campus a more safe and supportive environment that cultivates learning and personal growth.  All forms of sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking interfere with this mission.  Sexual misconduct includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, and unwanted sexual contact.  Furthermore, sexual harassment, including sexual assault and unwanted sexual contact is a form of prohibited discrimination. 

Through the collaborative work among a number of departments and individuals at UNH, our community takes seriously our responsibilities to work with all individuals of the institution who have been impacted by sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.  The official UNH policy is located at http://www.unh.edu/vpsas/handbook/sexual-misconduct.  The policy spells out prohibited behaviors that violate the Student Code of Conduct and New Hampshire State Laws.  It provides options and resources for those who are impacted by violations, as well as outlines the rights of complainants and respondents.  Respondents are those who are accused of a violation of the UNH Code of Conduct. 

Information about the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE) can be found at http://www.cleryact.info/campus-save-act.html

Information specific to UNH regarding the Campus SaVE Act can be found in the UNH Annual Security Report that is updated each October.  The URL is http://www.unh.edu/upd/clery.pdf

New Hampshire state laws regarding stalking and domestic violence can be found at

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/lxii/633/633-3-a.htm

http://www.courts.state.nh.us/district/protocols/dv/c2.pdf

 

The New Hampshire state law on Sexual Assault and Related Offenses can be found at

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/nhtoc/nhtoc-lxii-632-a.htm

 

To talk with someone on a confidential basis about issues related to sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence, and/or stalking, you make contact any of the following offices.

  • Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program, Wolff House, (603) 862-7233
  • Counseling Center, Smith Hall, (603) 862-2090.
  • Health Services, 4 Pettee Brook Lane, (603) 862-9355

NOTE:  students may also talk confidentially to an ordained religious leader, such as a minister, priest, or rabbi who is certified and duly recognized by an authorized religious organization.

 To initiate a criminal complaint:

  • On Campus:  UNH Police, 18 Waterworks Road, (603) 862-1427
  • In Durham:  Durham Police Department, 86 Dover Road, (603) 868-2324
  • Outside of Durham: Contact your local Police Department

To initiate a Code of Conduct complaint:

  • Office of Community Standards, 2 Hitchcock Hall, (603) 862-3377

To initiate a Title IX or Sexual Harassment complaint, contact:

Donna Marie Sorrentino
Director & Title IX Coordinator
603.862.2930 (voice)
603.862.1527 (tty)
7-1-1 (Relay NH)
dms@unh.edu

 NOTE:  A staff member from SHARPP is available to assist in initiating any form of complaint.