Student Handbook: Harassment Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: College of the Holy Cross Statement Rating: Yellow

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For purposes of this policy, sexual harassment is defined as any type of sexually oriented conduct, whether intentional or not, that is unwelcome and has the purpose or effect of creating a work environment that is hostile, offensive or coercive to a reasonable woman or man, as the case may be. The following are examples of conduct that, depending on the circumstances may constitute sexual harassment:
a) unwelcome and unwanted sexual jokes, language, epithets, advances or propositions;
b) written or oral abuse of a sexual nature, sexually degrading or vulgar words to describe an individual;
c) the display of sexually suggestive objects, pictures, posters, or cartoons;
d) unwelcome and unwanted comments about an individual’s body, sexual prowess or sexual deficiencies;
e) asking questions about sexual conduct;
f) unwelcome touching, leering, whistling, brushing against the body, or suggestive insulting or obscene comments or gestures;
g) demanding sexual favors in exchange for favorable reviews, assignments, promotions, or continued employment, or promises of the same.

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