Brigham Young University – Hawaii — Live a Chaste and Virtuous Life — Inappropriate Gender- based Behavior

August 28, 2013

Respect for each individual as a child of God is fundamental to the atmosphere desired at Brigham Young University Hawaii. Inappropriate gender-based behavior is contrary to the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the university’s Honor Code. The Church teaches that observance of high standards of conduct in personal relationships is necessary to individual salvation. A breach of the university Unlawful Sexual Harassment and Inappropriate Gender-Based Behavior Policy is an Honor Code violation. The following are examples of inappropriate gender-based behavior or sexual harassment.

Repeated stereotypical gender-based remarks
Sexually oriented joking, flirting or comments
Unwelcome touching or any touching of a sexual nature
Verbal or physical abuse
Graphic sexually oriented comments about an individuals body
Derogatory or demeaning comments concerning gender
Offensive or crude language
Display of objects or pictures which depict nudity or are otherwise sexual in nature
Persistent and unwanted attempts to change a casual or friendly relationship into a romantic or more intimate one