Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Sexual Misconduct 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Northern Kentucky University Statement Rating: Yellow

Relevant excerpt

Sexual Harassment is * unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is, * sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it, * has the effect of unreasonably interfering with, denying or limiting someone’s ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s educational program and/or activities, and is * based on power differentials (quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation.

Examples include: an attempt to coerce an unwilling person into a sexual relationship; to repeatedly subject a person to egregious, unwelcome sexual attention; using language that creates a hostile environment for another person; to punish a refusal to comply with a sexual based request; to condition a benefit on submitting to sexual advances; sexual violence; intimate partner violence, stalking; gender-based bullying.

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