Sexual Violence and Relationship Violence Policy
As a Catholic and Spiritan University, one of the ways Duquesne serves God by serving students is through profound concern for moral and spiritual values. To uphold these ideals, the University enforces the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct to promote responsible citizenship, appropriate behavior and self-discipline.
Sexual violence is a violation of this Student Code under the Sexual Violence and Relationship Violence Policy. This policy demonstrates the right of each member of the University community to be free from sexual violence and relationship violence. Rape is a crime subject to legal penalties including prison and University sanctions including expulsion.