Handbook of Operating Procedures: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct- Definitions 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Texas at El Paso Statement Rating: Yellow

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Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance as an administrator, faculty member, staff, or student, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

Examples of behavior that could be considered sexual misconduct or sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

a. physical contact of a sexual nature, including touching, patting, hugging, or brushing against a person’s body;

b. explicit or implicit propositions of offers to engage in sexual activity;

c. comments of a sexual nature, including sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes;

d. remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body;

e. remarks about sexual activity;

f. speculation about sexual experience; exposure to sexually-oriented graffiti, pictures, posters, or materials ….

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