Sexual violence is strictly prohibited under UNH policy. The most comprehensive resources on the University’s policies and procedures on sexual violence and harassment can be found in two documents:
Sexual harassment and violence, which includes sexual assault, unwanted sexual contact, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, relationship abuse, dating violence, and stalking (including cyber-stalking), are serious violations that can drastically impact a student’s life and academic studies, and potentially threaten an accused student’s continuing enrollment at UNH and/or lead to criminal charges. The above policies outline the definitions, processes and supportive measures the university adheres to when responding to matters of sexual violence and harassment.
Although the information provided on this page is drawn from the UNH Student Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities, individuals and community members are encouraged to read these original documents for questions regarding UNH Policies and Procedures and for the most accurate and up to date information.
USNH’s amorous relationship policy provides guidelines to prevent conflicts of interest that can occur when two members of the UNH community, whose institutional roles place them in an uneven power dynamic, engage in a consensual amorous relationship. UNH believes that such relationships create the potential for abuse of power or bias in situations where, for example, an employee has the professional responsibility to evaluate the student’s academic or a subordinate's work performance, perform in a supervisory capacity (such as signing off on the student’s timesheet or expense payment), or participate in decisions affecting academic prospects or employment. Employees in such a relationship, past or current, must notify their department chair/director or immediate supervisor. Any student involved in such a relationship is encouraged to notify the Office of the Provost or the Affirmative Action and Equity Office Director. When UNH learns of these relationships, the policy allows for steps to be taken which may include, but are not limited to, reassignment of the faculty or staff member’s responsibilities and recusal from all institutional decisions related to the student.