Retaliation against parties in Title IX cases will be addressed

Retaliation means any adverse action taken against a person for making a good faith report of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking or sexual harassment.  It can also mean taking an adverse action against a person participating in or being a party to any of those proceedings.  Retaliation includes threatening, intimidating, harassing, coercing and any other conduct that would discourage a reasonable person from engaging in activity protected under UCF’s Prohibition of Discrimination, Harassment and Related Interpersonal Violence.


Retaliation may be present even where there is a finding of “no responsibility” on the allegations.  Also, an individual may be found to have engaged in retaliation when they were not a party to the initial report of discrimination.


Retaliation can include, but is not limited to, actions taken by the university, actions taken by one student against another student, actions taken by an employee against another employee or student, or actions taken by a third party against a student or employee.  See the university’s Reporting Misconduct and Protection from Retaliation Policy.