Sexual Harassment Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Longwood University Statement Rating: Yellow

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Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual attention or the seeking or offering of advancement, gain, or consideration in return for sexual favors. Verbal, written, or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes harassment when: … such conduct is unwelcome and has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or educational performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for work or learning.


Examples of behavior that may constitute sexual harassment are: subtle or overt pressure intended to induce sexual favors; unwanted physical contact such as patting, pinching, brushing or otherwise touching in a sexually suggestive manner; disparaging sexual remarks about one’s gender; lewd remarks, whistles, or sexual innuendoes; or offensive sexual graffiti.

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