Policy 1.15: Sexual Misconduct- Sexual harassment (non-Title IX)

The Ohio State University

  • Speech Code Rating
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
  • Last updated
Download PDF

Relevant Excerpt

In the education context, harassment is unwelcome verbal or physical conduct based on a protected class that interferes with, denies, or limits an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s educational programs and activities.


Hostile environment in the education context includes any situation in which there is harassing conduct based on a protected class that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it interferes with or denies educational benefits or opportunities, from both a subjective (the complainant’s) and an objective (reasonable person’s) viewpoint.