Sexual harassment in the workplace is defined as unsolicited and unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, physical, or visual conduct of a sexual nature which occur under any of the following circumstances:
(a) Submission is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment.
(b) Submission or rejection by an employee is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting the employee.
(c) Such condition has the potential to affect an employee’s work performance negatively and/or create an intimidating, hostile, or otherwise offensive working environment.
For the purpose of further clarification, sexual harassment also includes, but is not limited to:
(d) Making unsolicited written, verbal, physical, and/or visual contact with sexual overtones. (Written examples: suggestive, sexual or obscene letters, notes, or invitation. Verbal examples: derogatory comments, slurs, jokes, and epithets with sexual overtones. Physical examples: leering, and displaying of sexually suggestive objects, pictures, cartoons, or posters.)
Sexual harassment conducted by students or against students is also prohibited and subject to this policy. Sexual harassment involving students would include the same kinds of offensive behavior