In keeping with its
responsibility to provide a congenial atmosphere in which all students have an equal opportunity to
learn, the University disapproves of and seeks to eliminate discriminatory behavior directed against
individuals. Such behavior, which may take the form of statements, jokes, examples, and
illustrations that reveal stereotypic and discriminatory attitudes, is considered inappropriate.
The key to making the determination that behavior is sexual
harassment is whether the conduct is welcome and whether the conduct is sexual in
nature. Sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to:
* Physical, including unwelcome touching or gesturing
* Verbal, including unwelcome requests for a date or sexual favors, lewd remarks,
* Visual, including unwelcome exposure to sexual photos, cartoons, or drawings
Each Loyola student is charged with the responsibility to refrain from dishonorable conduct which would serve his or her
own benefit while violating the trust of his or her peers. An offense is the act of lying, cheating, stealing, libel, or the use of
obscenities and/or abusive language which so violates and weakens the community of mutual trust.
Responsible individual behavior is a basic expectation. Such behavior must stem from a recognition of and a basic
concern and respect for the dignity, rights, and sensibilities of others. Therefore, any social behavior which might offend
these rights, sensibilities, and dignity or which violate university policy or civil law is clearly inappropriate and will subject a
student to discipline, up to and including suspension from the university.