August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment of employees or students at the University is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, verbal or other expressive behaviors or physical conduct commonly understood to be of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment includes but is not limited to the following:
a. Threats to make an adverse employment or academic decision if another person refuses to engage in sexual activities.
b. Demands that another person engage in sexual activities in order to obtain or retain employment or academic benefits.
c. Promises, implied or direct, to give employment or academic benefits if another person engages in sexual activities.
d. Unwelcome and unnecessary touching or other sexually suggestive physical contact, or threats to engage in such conduct.
e. Indecent exposure.
f. Invasion of sexual privacy.
g. Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual comments and questions, and other sexually-oriented conduct that is directed against a specific individual and persists despite its rejection.
h. Conduct, even that not specifically directed at the complainant, which is sufficiently pervasive, severe, or persistent to alter the conditions of the complainant’s employment or status as a student and create a hostile working or learning environment, when viewed from the perspective of a reasonable person of the complainant’s gender.