Trinity College Policy on Sexual Harassment: Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment

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Examples of behavior that might be considered hostile environment sexual harassment include,
but are not limited to:
1. Unwanted sexual innuendo, propositions, sexual attention, or suggestive comments and gestures; inappropriate humor about sex or gender-specific traits; sexual slurs or derogatory language directed at another person’s sexuality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or gender expression; insults and threats based on sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or gender expression; and other oral, written, or electronic communications of a sexual nature that an individual communicates is unwanted and unwelcome.
2. Written graffiti or the display or distribution of sexually explicit drawings, pictures, or written materials; sexually charged name-calling; or the circulation, display, or creation of emails, text messages, or websites of a sexual nature.
3. Display, presentation, or circulation of materials or pictures degrading to an individual or
gender group where such display is not directly related to academic freedom or to an educational/pedagogical, artistic, or work purpose. See Faculty Manual, Appendix B1, regarding academic freedom.


6. Acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex
or sex stereotyping.