Sexual Misconduct Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Dickinson College Statement Rating: Yellow

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Sexual harassment may include:

**Verbal harassment: sexual innuendo and other suggestive comments, humor and jokes about sex
or gender-specific traits, offensive notes, sexual propositions, insults and threats that an individual
communicates are unwanted and unwelcome.

**Nonverbal harassment: Unwanted and unwelcome physical contact or suggestive body language.

The College also prohibits gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, nonverbal, or
physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping, even if those acts do
not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

Harassing conduct may include conduct typically thought of as bullying or hazing in nature,
whether or not the complainant consents to participate in the conduct. It may also include
verbal or physical conduct which intentionally targets an individual or group based on the
individual or group’s sex, sexual orientation, or sexual identity, even if those acts do not
involve conduct of a sexual nature.

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