Student Handbook: Sexual Assault Misconduct and Stalking Policy 14-15

Category: Harassment Policies School: Northwestern Oklahoma State 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,
• unreasonably interferes with, denies or limits 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.

Conduct prohibited by this policy may include, but is not limited to:

* Unwelcome sexual flirtation, advances or propositions for sexual activity.
* Continued or repeated verbal abuse or a sexual nature, such as suggestive comments and sexually explicit jokes.
* Sexually degrading language to describe an individual.
* Remarks of a sexual nature to describe a person’s body or clothing
* Display of sexually demeaning objects and pictures.
* Offensive physical contact such as unwelcome touching, pinching or brushing the body
* Coerced sexual intercourse.
* Actions indicating that benefits will be failed or lost based on response to sexual advances

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