For purposes of university policy, sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, verbal or non-verbal conduct that is intimidating, demeaning, hostile or offensive with an inappropriate focus on sex, sexual history, individual gender-based characteristics, or sexual orientation….
Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
- Sexually degrading words or gestures used to describe an individual;
- Unnecessary touching, patting, pinching, or brushing of another’s body or clothing;
- Repeated offensive sexual flirtation, leering, or ogling;
- Stalking, telephone (including texting), or computer harassment (including use of social media);
- Display of sexually demeaning objects, pictures, or cartoons in hallways, outdoor areas, offices, and rooms publicly accessible to members of the University community;
- Direct or implied threats or insinuations that an individual’s refusal to submit to sexual advances will affect adversely the individual’s status, evaluation, wages, advancement, duties, or career development.