UTDBP3102: Sexual Misconduct Policy

University of Texas at Dallas

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

Relevant Excerpt

Hostile Environment: exists when sexual misconduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive to deny or limit the individual's ability to participate in or benefit from an education program or activity ...

In determining whether sexual misconduct has created a hostile environment, the University considers the conduct in question from both a subjective and objective perspective.

...

Other Inappropriate Sexual Conduct: Conduct on the basis of sex that does not meet the definition of "sexual harassment" under this Policy, but is

  1. If verbal conduct (including through electronic means), unwanted statements of a sexual nature intentionally stated to a person or group of people, that are objectively offensive to a reasonable person and also so severe or pervasive that they created a Hostile Environment, as defined in this Policy. The type of verbal conduct (if all other elements are met) may include:
    1. Unwelcome sexual advances (including explicit or implicit proposition(s) of sexual contact or activity);
    2. Requests for sexual favors (including overt or subtle pressure);
    3. Gratuitous comments about an individual's sexual activities or speculation about an individual's sexual experiences;
    4. Gratuitous comments, jokes, questions, anecdotes or remarks of a sexual nature about clothing or bodies;
    5. Persistent, unwanted sexual or romantic attention;
    6. Exposure to sexually suggestive visual displays such as photographs, graffiti, posters, calendars or other materials; or
    7. Deliberate, repeated humiliation or intimidation.