Boise State University Policy # 1065: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking

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Sexual Harassment
Conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: ... Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe and pervasive and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s Educational Program or Activities. A non-inclusive list of examples can be found in Appendix B of this policy.


Unwelcome conduct, as referenced in Section 3.28 (2) above, may include, but is not limited to:
a. Attempting to coerce an unwilling person into a sexual relationship;
b. Repeatedly subjecting a person to unwelcome sexual attention, unwanted comments, or communications or jokes of a sexual nature or about their sexual experiences or orientation;
c. Punishing a refusal to comply with a sexual request;
d. Conditioning a benefit on submitting to sexual advances;
e. Threatening sexual violence;
f. Bullying someone on the basis of sex or gender. This includes bullying someone for exhibiting what is perceived as a stereotypical characteristic for their sex, or for failing to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity and femininity. This may include repeated use of degrading words, gestures, or sounds to describe a person; or
g. Sexual Exploitation on the basis of sex and/or gender.