Student Rights and Responsibilities: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Humboldt State University Statement Rating: Yellow

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Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment.

The following consists of examples of behaviors that may lead to or constitute sexual harassment: … remarks about one’s actual or perceived gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation or appearance … disparaging comments about a group based on their actual or perceived gender … the use of sexist humor or jokes about sex or gender specific traits ….

[F]or behavior to be considered sexual harassment the behavior must be sufficiently severe and pervasive to alter the conditions of the working or learning environment.

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