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Questions about Sexual Misconduct, Stalking and Title IX

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Sexual Misconduct Is…

Sexual contact without consent.
Sexual intercourse without consent.
Sexual harassment or exploitation.


Examples of Sexual Misconduct


  • Oral or written comments of a sexual nature including electronic correspondence or discussion board posts or similar
  • Sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes
  • Touching, patting, hugging, brushing against a person’s body, and/or repeated focused staring
  • Disparaging remarks and gestures about one’s sexual activity, experience, gender or sexual orientation
  • Display of inappropriate sexually oriented materials in the workplace
  • Sexual propositions, innuendos, invitations, solicitations, and flirtations
  • Suggestive or insulting sounds or whistles
  • Requests of an explicit or implicit sexual nature as a term or condition of employment or academic status
  • Repeated requests for “dates” after refusal
  • Rape, attempted rape, or other sexual assault



Stalking Is…

Physical, verbal, electronic or other contact that is unwanted, targeted and persistent. The behavior makes someone uncomfortable and fearful for them and others.

Examples of Stalking


  • Non-consensual contact with someone using some but not all of the following:
    Phone calls | Texting | Emails | Unwanted gifts
  • Repeated visual or close proximity, like waiting outside a building for someone to leave or arrive at the location.
  • Following someone.
  • Watching someone from a distance.
  • Other behavior that tracks, contacts, harass or threatens someone.
  • Persistently sending messages to a person through the internet, such as spamming their email or social media.
  • Posting threatening or personal information on public internet forums.
  • Installing videos to give access to a persons personal life.
  • Using GPS or other technology to track a persons whereabouts without their consent.
  • Using someone’s computer or spyware to track a persons activity.

This list does not provide all examples of stalking. To learn more about stalking behavior, contact our Title IX Coordinator at TitleIX@eou.edu.



Sextortion describes a crime that happens online when a person convinces another to share sexual pictures or perform sexual acts using technology. Coercion is usually in the form of threats to reveal evidence of their sexual activity such as videos, pictures, etc. The predator will threaten to show the pictures to a parent, family member, boyfriend/girlfriend or someone that is shameful to the victim.


Eastern Oregon University is committed to full adherence to the Title IX law. We are here to support and protect you. If you feel that your Title IX rights have been violated, or if you are unsure, connect with the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator right away.

Who can help?

On Campus Resources

Off Campus Resources

The FBI are working to stop sextortion. To learn more about their campaign and the content shared here – visit their site by clicking on the button below.
Stop Sextortion – FBI




All students, faculty, and staff have the right to report what they have experienced or witnessed. EOU provides many options to fit your comfort.
The following are some options:


  • To the Privileged Campus Advocate.
  • Report to EOU’s Title IX Coordinator or one of the deputy’s.
  • Connect with a Campus Advocate. These are EOU employees with additional training on Sexual Misconduct, Stalking and Title IX.
  • Report to local law enforcement.
  • Report anonymously at eou.edu/TitleIX Form




What is a bystander

Also known as the Genovese Effect, Bystander Effect is named after an incident where a woman was murdered in the 1960′s, her neighbors heard her screaming but failed to react. This apathetic approach sparked much interest and controversy, asking the question if society had reached a new low. This same kind of phenomenon can also happen within organizations when stories or incidents are occurring and employees and team members look the other way for a variety of reasons. Reasons can include rationale such as the following:

Don’t want to get involved.
It isn’t that bad.
It does not involve me.
Somebody else will report it.
It is none of my business.

Be an Active Bystander

An Active Bystander is one that will recognize a situation is not right and intervenes to help the victim. Intervening comes in a variety of ways to fit your comfort. The video below helps capture different ways to intervene without escalating the situation.



Statement on retaliation

EOU prohibits retaliation against individuals who engage in reporting a complaint of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating or domestic violence, and/or stalking. Retaliatory behavior is regarded as additional misconduct and may lead to increased sanctions.

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