Definition of Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

The university has adapted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) definition of sexual harassment for our academic community: Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favor or other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, whether committed on or off campus, when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational environment. Such conduct will typically be directed against a particular individual or individuals and will either be abusive or severely humiliating or will persist despite the objection of the person targeted by the speech or conduct.

Definition of “sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

For the purposes of University policy, the term “sexual harassment” refers to any unwanted sexual attention that:

2. Has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance; and/or;

3. Creates an intimidating or offensive academic, living or work environment.

Definition of Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

The Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri define sexual harassment as … unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a University employee or a member of the student body to a University employee or a member of the student body, when:

– The purpose or effect of such conduct is to interfere unreasonably with the work or academic performance of the person being harassed; or

– The purpose or effect of such conduct to a reasonable person is, to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

Definition of Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

For purposes of this policy, “sexual harassment” means persistent, repetitive, or egregious conduct directed at a specific individual or group of individuals that a reasonable person would interpret, in the full context in which the conduct occurs, as harassment of a sexual nature, when: … (c) Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with work or educational performance, or of creating an intimidating or hostile environment for employment, education, on-campus living, or participation in a University activity.

Definition of Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests
for sexual favors, and other verbal or
physical conduct of a sexual nature
directed at an employee or student by
another when: … such conduct has the purpose or
effect of unreasonably interfering
with employment opportunities,
work or academic performance or
creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational
environment.

Definition of Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the work or educational setting under any of the following conditions:

* Submission to the conduct is explicitly or implicitly made a term or a condition of an individual’s employment, academic status, or progress;
* Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the individual is used as the basis of employment or academic decisions affecting the individual;
* The conduct has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact upon the individual’s work or academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment;

Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the individual is used as the basis for any decision affecting the individual regarding benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through the educational institution.

Definition of Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is defined as any advance or request for sexual favors, as well as any other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that leads to negative academic or employment consequences if the student or employee
does not submit. Sexual harassment may have the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s work or
educational performance,or create an intimidating,hostile
or offensive environment. Sexual harassment encompasses any sexual attention that is unwanted.

Definition of Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other 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 or academic advancement, or
2. submission to such conduct is used as a basis for employment or academic decisions, or
3. the behavior has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with work or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment, or
4. the conduct is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it affects a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program, interferes with academic performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive college environment.

Definition of Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

“Sexual Harassment” includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact, or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when:

3. that conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s employment or education, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment or educational environment.

Definition of Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

b. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, including requests for sexual favors and other 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 a student’s education or employment; or

(2) Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a student is used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting the student; or

(3) The conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment.