Policy regarding Sexual Misconduct
As a Christian institution, of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Concordia University Chicago supports the biblical standard of sexual intercourse only within marriage. However, within our sinful world, we cannot, in good faith, turn our hearts and heads away from the facts that we are all subject to sinful temptation. As such, we recognize that sexual misconduct of any kind, whether in the committed relationship of marriage, or whether within the acts outside the commitment of marriage is immoral and may be illegal. We define such acts as follows:
The term “sexual misconduct” includes, but is not limited to inappropriate sexual behavior, as defined below. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence are addressed separately under the University’s Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation.
- Inappropriate Sexual Behavior
Unmarried students who engage in sexual behavior will be subject to the disciplinary process.
The term “sexual behavior” includes Intentional contact with another person’s breasts, buttock, groin, or genitals, or touching another with any of these body parts, or making another touch you or themselves with or on any of these body parts. Further more, the term “sexual behavior” includes Intercourse, however slight, meaning vaginal penetration by a penis, object, tongue or finger, anal penetration by a penis, object, tongue, or finger, and oral copulation (mouth to genital contact or genital to mouth contact).