Policy Manual: Sexual Harassment and Consensual Relationships 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Utah Valley University Statement Rating: Red

Relevant excerpt

No member of the College community shall engage in sexual harassment. For the purposes of this policy, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, written, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or educational performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for work or learning.

Sexual harassment encompasses any sexual attention that is unwanted. Examples of the verbal or physical conduct prohibited by the “Prohibited Acts” section above include, but are not limited to: …  4.2.3.2 A pattern of conduct (not legitimately related to the subject matter of a course if one is involved) intended to discomfort or humiliate, or both, that includes one or more of the following:  1) Comments of a sexual nature; or  2) Sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes.

Members of the University community who, without establishing a pattern of doing so, engage in isolated conduct of the kind described above in section 4.2.3, “Examples of Sexual Harassment,” or who exhibit a pattern of engaging in such conduct may fail to realize that their actions discomfort or humiliate and demonstrate insensitivity that necessitates remedial measures. When university administrators become aware that such activities are occurring in their areas, they shall direct that those engaged in such conduct undertake an educational program designed to help them understand the harm that they are doing.

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