Student Code: Information Regarding Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking Cases Reported to Community Standards 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Connecticut Statement Rating: Red

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Sexual Harassment is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It can include unwelcome sexual advances,
requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, such as sexual assault
or acts of sexual violence. Sexual harassment also may include inappropriate touching, suggestive comments and
public display of pornographic or suggestive calendars, posters, or signs where such images are not connected to any
academic purpose. All forms of sexual and sex-based harassment and discrimination are considered serious offenses
by the University. A violation of The Student Code will be found where: (a) submission to sexual harassment of any
kind is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, performance
appraisal, or evaluation of academic performance; or (b) these actions have the effect of creating an intimidating,
hostile, or offensive learning or working environment.

Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:’

  • Unwelcome sexual advances
  • Requests or attempts to extort sexual favors
  • Sexual violence
  • Inappropriate touching
  • Suggestive comments
  • Public display of pornographic or suggestive calendars, posters, or signs
  • Acts that do not necessarily involve conduct of a sexual nature but are based on sex or sex-stereotyping and which may include physical aggression, intimidation or hostility are considered gender-harassment and are similarly prohibited.

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