MSU Policies and Procedures: Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy

Montana State University

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Sexual Harassment is conduct that: (1) occurs within a University Program or Activity located in the United States; (2) affects an individual participating or attempting to participate in a University Program or Activity at the time the Formal Complaint is filed; (3) is based on sex, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation; and (4) satisfies the elements of Quid Pro Quo Conduct, Hostile Environment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Exploitation, as defined below.


b. A Hostile Environment is created by:
i. unwelcome conduct,
ii. determined by a reasonable person,
iii. to be so severe, and
iv. pervasive, and,
v. objectively offensive,
vi. that it effectively denies a person equal access to a University Program or Activity.