Student Handbook: Sexual Misconduct 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Wake Forest University Statement Rating: Yellow

Relevant excerpt

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that includes verbal, written, or physical behavior of a sexual nature, directed at someone, or against a particular group, because of that person’s or group’s sex, or based on gender stereotypes, when that behavior is unwelcome and meets either of the following criteria: … 2. The behavior has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the student’s work or educational performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment for employment, education,
on-campus living, or participation in a University activity. Examples of this type of sexual harassment can include:
(a) persistent unwelcome efforts to develop a romantic or sexual relationship;
(b) unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors;
(c) unwelcome commentary about an individual’s body or sexual activities;
(d) repeated and unwelcome sexually oriented teasing, joking, or flirting; and
(e) verbal abuse of a sexual nature.

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