Security Services

Sexual Offence & Harassment



Sexual Offences:
Rape is defined as sexual intercourse by a stranger, acquaintance, or a friend, where the victim is forced, manipulated, or coerced through use of verbal coercion, intimidation, threats, physical restraint and/or physical violence; where no consent was given due to the victim’s saying nothing or his/her being asleep, unconscious, temporarily incapable of appraising or controlling his/her conduct, or unable to communicate.
Sexual Harassment:
Is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other unwelcome verbal or physical advances or conduct of a sexual nature which creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment. Examples of sexual harassment may include, but are not limited to sexually oriented communication, like whistling, comments or gestures of a sexually offensive nature aimed at another person, subtle pressure or requests for sexual activity, persistent unwelcome attempts to change a professional relationship into a personal relationship, requesting or demanding sexual favors accompanied by an implied or overt promise of preferential treatment, unnecessary touching of an individual, e.g., patting, pinching, hugging, repeated brushing against another person’s body, and sexual assault or battery as defined by the laws of the Kingdom of Morocco. If a member of AUI has concerns about the nature of any conduct or physical contact by an employee or by a student, they should immediately report their concern to the Vice President for Student Affairs or another executive officer. All such reports shall be investigated immediately. Reports of sexual harassment will be handled discreetly to avoid embarrassment and to protect the student making the report. However, no anonymous reports will be considered.