Policy Manual: Sexual Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of North Texas Statement Rating: Yellow

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Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature (regardless of gender), even if carried out under the guise of humor, constitute a violation of this policy when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or professional performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive employment, or educational environment.

Sexual harassment takes many forms; examples of conduct which might be considered sexual harassment under this policy include but are not limited to:

– repeated and unwanted requests for dates, sexual flirtations, or propositions of a sexual nature,
– subtle pressure for a sexual relationship,
– sexist remarks about a person’s clothing, body or sexual activities …
– conduct of a sexual nature that causes humiliation or discomfort, such as use of inappropriate terms of address, and
– sexually explicit or sexist comments, questions or jokes
– conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile work or educational environment.

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