Guide to Student Life: Policy on Discrimination and Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Scripps College Statement Rating: Yellow

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Examples of sexual harassment may include such conduct as: … e. A pattern of conduct that would discomfort or humiliate, or both, a reasonable person at whom the conduct was directed that includes one or more of the following: (1) unnecessary touching, patting, hugging, or brushing against a person’s body; (2) remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body, whether or not intended to be complimentary; (3) remarks about sexual activity or speculations about previous sexual experience; or (4) other comments of a sexual nature, including sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes or anecdotes; f. Certain visual displays of sexually-oriented images outside the educational context; g. Letters, notes or electronic mail containing comments, words or images as described in (e) above.

Scripps College accepts the definition of sexual harassment as stated in the guidelines of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or educational performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile or demeaning employment or educational environment.

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