Policy and Protocol on Sexual Discrimination, Violence, and Harassment Including Students 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies, Statement School: University of Wyoming Statement Rating: Yellow

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Sexual harassment is a form of 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 sexual orientation, or
based on gender stereotypes, when that behavior is unwelcome and meets either of the
following criteria: ... The behavior has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the student's
work or educational performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning
environment for employment, education, on-campus living, or participation in a
University activity. Examples of this type of sexual harassment can include:
(a) persistent unwelcomed efforts to develop a romantic or sexual relationship
(b) unwelcome commentary about an individual's body or sexual activities
(c) unwanted sexual attention. (d) repeated and unwelcome sexually-oriented teasing, joking, or flirting
(e) verbal abuse of a sexual nature.
Comments or communications could be verbal, written, or electronic. Behavior does not
need to be directed at or to a specific student, but rather may be generalized unwelcomed
and unnecessary comments based on sex or gender stereotypes.
Determination of whether alleged conduct constitutes sexual harassment requires
consideration of all the circumstances, including the context in which the alleged
incidents occurred.

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