“Sexual harassment” means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal (including written and electronic communications) or physical conduct of a sexual nature from any person when: … Such conduct is sufficiently serious (i.e., severe, persistent or pervasive) to deny or limit a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s educational programs or activities or such conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive so as to alter the conditions of, or have the purpose and effect of substantially interfering with, a faculty or staff member’s employment by creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
In addition to the conduct described in terms defined above, the following are common examples of unwelcome conduct which when sex-based behavior can be found to be a violation of this regulation: … *Suggestive or inappropriate communications, notes, letters, e-mail, text messages, contact through social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) or other written materials. … * Displaying, transmitting or sending suggestive or inappropriate photographs, videos, computer images, slides, calendars, cartoons or drawings through any medium. … * Attempts at humor or the telling of jokes about sex that denigrate either gender.