“Sexual Harassment” means unwelcome conduct, based on sex or gender stereotypes, which is so severe or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with a person’s University employment, academic performance or participation in University programs or activities and creates a working, learning, program or activity environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive. The exclusive purpose of this Policy is to protect Students from sex discrimination, consistent with both federal regulatory law and the requirements of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Sexual Harassment may, when unwelcome, include:
requests for sexual favors,
acts of sexual violence;
leering–i.e., staring in a sexually suggestive manner;
making offensive remarks about looks, clothing or body parts;
telling sexual or lewd jokes, making sexual gestures or displaying pornography;
sending, forwarding or soliciting sexually suggestive letters, notes, emails or images;
gender-based activity, not of a sexual nature, e.g., gender harassment and gender identity harassment.