University of Maryland Sexual Misconduct Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Maryland – College Park Statement Rating: Yellow

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For the purpose of this Campus policy, sexual harassment is defined as: (1) unwelcome sexual advances; or (2) unwelcome requests for sexual favors; or (3) other behavior of a sexual or gender-based nature where: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or working environment.

The behavior does not need to be directed at or to a specific person, but may be generalized unwelcomed comments based on sex or gender stereotypes.

Sexual harassment can include any or all of the following behavior, if pervasive and continuous, as well as others which are not listed: * Harassment through public or private insult, sexually suggestive comments concerning a person’s body or behavior, and sexual demands. … Undue and unwanted remarks about another person’s clothing, body, sexual activities, sexual preferences, or sexual orientation; unwelcome flirting, teasing, jokes, or gestures that are sexual in nature.

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