Do university sexual misconduct policies apply to acts by university faculty committed that were not within the context of their employment?

Although it may seemingly be the case that if an alleged act is not committed in the course of a college employee's employment that the school would not be able to pursue such a issue, the concern would be that the school, always looking out for its own interests and liabilities, would do so or at least would try to do so. To give an example, let's say a professor is on summer break and has an interaction with a student that the student believes to be inappropriate, the student accuses a professor of sexual misconduct, say. Although the professor's interactions towards the student may have nothing to do with the school or the professor's employment in the traditional sense, in such an instance, the expectation would be that the school would pursue such a case and very well would be appropriate in doing so. It's important that if you're accused of sexual misconduct in any capacity, that you have an experienced attorney advisor helping you navigate the process and help protect your interests because you can not depend on the school to be looking out for the accused party's interests in any instance.

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