Syracuse University Policies: Sexual Harassment, Abuse, and Assault Prevention 13-14

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

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Syracuse University defines sexual harassment as unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that relates to the gender or sexual identity of an individual and that has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, offensive or hostile environment for study, work, or social living.

Sexual harassment … encompasses the full range of coercive, unwelcome behavior, from subtle psychological force, to gross physical abuse. These acts may be visual (e.g., leering, ogling, and physical gestures conveying a sexual meaning), verbal (e.g., sexual innuendoes, suggestive remarks, sexually derogatory jokes), written (e.g., sexually suggestive e-mail, cartoons or letters), or physical (e.g., hugging, pinching or fondling).

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