Title IX and College-Defined Sexual Misconduct Policy: College-defined sexual harassment

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College-defined sexual harassment (CDSH) is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature or based on sex or gender when at least one of the following conditions are present and Section VI.A.3.i-iii are not applicable: ... Hostile Environment: Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance, i.e. it is sufficiently serious, pervasive, or persistent as to create an intimidating, hostile, humiliating, demeaning, or sexually offensive working, academic, residential, or social environment under both an objective and subjective standard.


Both definitions of sexual harassment can take many forms and may:

Include, but are not limited to sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, inappropriate comments, jokes or gestures, or other unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.