Student Handbook: Policy on the Prohibition of Sexual Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Virginia State University Statement Rating: Yellow

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Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other conduct of a sexual nature, or
action taken in retaliation for reporting such behavior, when: … such conduct has the purpose of effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s work or academic performance or creating a hostile and offensive work or learning environment.

Sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to, the following: 1. sexually suggestive conduct or remarks about clothing, body, or sexual activities directed personally at a member of the University community; 2. whistling in a suggestive manner directed personally at others in the University community; 3. sexual propositions, invitations, or other unwanted pressures for sexual contact ….

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