Student Rules: Sexual Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Texas A&M University – College Station Statement Rating: Green

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Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature, submission to which is made a condition of a person’s exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege, power, or immunity, either explicitly or implicitly. Sexual harassment occurs when a person is the recipient of conduct of a sexual nature where: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s welfare, academic or work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, offensive or demeaning education (including co-curricular activities) or work environment.

Prohibited acts that constitute sexual harassment may take a variety of forms. Examples of the kinds of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to: Repeated unwelcome sexual propositions, invitations, solicitations and flirtations. … Repeated and pervasive unwelcome verbal expressions of a sexual nature, including graphic sexual commentaries about a person’s body, dress, appearance or sexual activities; the unwelcome use of sexually degrading language, jokes or innuendoes; unwelcome suggestive or insulting sounds or whistles; obscene gestures.

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