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Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual - Policy 2740: Sexual Misconduct

University of New Mexico

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    Harassment Policies
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Sexual harassment as an umbrella category includes the offenses of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Sexual harassment is defined as conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

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  • Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would consider to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to an education or activity (hostile environment sexual harassment).

In determining whether a reasonable person would consider the behavior to be objectively offensive, consideration will be made not only as to whether the conduct was unwelcomed to the person who feels harassed, but also whether a reasonable person in a similar situation would have perceived the conduct as objectively offensive.