Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity: Discrimination and Harassment Procedures 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Kentucky Statement Rating: Yellow

Relevant excerpt

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature and becomes a violation of University policy when: … such conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent to interfere with an individual’s work, academic or program participation, or creates an environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or offensive.

Conduct prohibited under this policy may include, but is not limited to the following:

Sexual Harassment
• Sexual or physical assault
• Unwelcome physical contact such as touching
• Direct solicitation of sexual activity
• Sex-related behavior accompanied by promise of reward or threat of
• Unwelcome sexual remarks about a person’s clothing or body
• Offensive sexual questions, jokes, anecdotes and stories
• Display of sexually offensive posters, pictures, words or messages
• Introduction of sexually explicit material into the classroom or workplace
without an educational or work-related purpose.

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