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University Policies: Anti-harassment Policy, Interim (III.C.1)

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Harassment
Conduct towards another person or identifiable group of persons that is so severe, pervasive or objectively offensive that it has the purpose or effect of:

  1. Creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment, work environment or environment for participation in a University program or activity;
  2. Unreasonably interfering with a person's educational environment, work environment or environment for participation in a University program or activity; or
  3. Unreasonably affecting a person's educational or work opportunities or participation in a University program or activity.

Use of the term Harassment includes all forms of harassment, including Stalking, Racial Harassment and Sexual Harassment.

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Sexual Harassment

a. Any act of Sexual Violence.
b. Any act of Sexual Exploitation.
c. Any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors or other written, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment, education or participation in a University program or activity;
  2. Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for, or a factor in, decisions affecting that individual's employment, education or participation in a University program or activity; or
  3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's employment or academic performance or creating an intimidating, offensive or hostile environment for that individual's employment, education or participation in a University program or activity.