Sexual Misconduct and Non-Consenting Relationships

Sexual misconduct as identified in the PLU Student Code of Conduct and by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, (see WAC 246-840-740) and Department of Health will be used to determine sexual misconduct.

Non-consenting sexual relationships, intimate contact, or sexual harassment of any kind between students, between students and faculty, or between students and patients or clinical staff members, are regarded as sexual misconduct. All suspected inappropriate relationships will be reported to the PLU Title IX Coordinator, and are subject to disciplinary action by the university. PLU Title IX Policy and PLU Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Sexual or romantic conduct with a patient or the patient’s family is serious professional misconduct, will be reported immediately, and is grounds for program dismissal. Such conduct is not limited to sexual contact and includes behaviors or expressions of a sexual or intimately romantic nature. Sexual or romantic conduct is prohibited whether or not the client, family member or significant other initiates or consents to the conduct.