Policy and Procedures Related to Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

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Clemson University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. (See Non-Discrimination and AntiHarassment Policy.)

Harassment means unwelcome verbal or physical conduct directed toward a person or group of persons motivated by a protected characteristic that unreasonably interferes with the person’s work or educational performance or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment. Examples may include, but are not limited to, epithets, slurs, and jokes.

For the purposes of Title IX, sexual harassment includes the following three types of misconduct based on sex. ... 2. Any unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal educational access to a Clemson education program or activity. ...

For the purposes of Title VII, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: ... 3. such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. The University prohibits, and will not tolerate, sexual harassment.