Sexual Misconduct Policy (Interim 2) 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Houston Statement Rating: Yellow

Relevant excerpt

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that includes verbal, written or physical behavior of a sexual nature, directed at someone, or against a particular group, because of that person’s or group’s sex, or based on gender stereotypes, when that behavior is unwelcome, severe or pervasive, and where it meets either of the following criteria: … The behavior has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with another’s work or educational performance by creating an intimidating or hostile environment for employment, education, on-campus living or participation in a University-affiliated activity. Examples of this type of sexual harassment can include, but is not limited to:
1) Persistent unwelcome efforts to develop a romantic or sexual relationship;
2) Unwelcome commentary about an individual’s body or sexual activities;
3) Unwanted sexual attention;
4) Repeatedly engaging in sexually-oriented conversations, comments or horseplay, including the use of language or the telling of jokes or anecdotes of a sexual nature in the workplace, office or classroom, even if such conduct is not objected to by those present; or
5) Gratuitous use of sexually-oriented materials not directly related to the subject matter of a class, course or meeting even if not objected
to by those present.

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