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[S]ome
examples of specifically prohibited conduct include:

* Engaging in sexually suggestive conversation that is
unwelcome or physical contact or touching another
student or employee in a way that is unwelcome.
*Displaying, storing, or transmitting pornographic or
sexually oriented materials ….

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For the purposes of this Policy, speech or other expression constitutes Harassment by Personal Vilification if it:

Is intended to insult or stigmatize an individual or a small number of individuals on the basis of their gender, race, color, disability, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital or veteran status; and
Is addressed directly to the individual or individuals whom it insults or stigmatizes; and
Makes use of insulting or “fighting” words or non-verbal symbols. In the context of discriminatory harassment by personal vilification, insulting or “fighting” words or non-verbal symbols are those that, by their very utterance, tend to incite to an immediate breach of peace, and that commonly understood to convey direct and visceral hatred or contempt for human beings on the basis of their gender, race, national origin, color, disability, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital or veteran status.

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Behaviors that, either alone or in combination, may constitute
sexual harassment under this Policy include, but are not limited
to the following: … f. sexual slurs, sexual innuendos, and other comments about an
individual or group’s clothing, body, weight, body shape, size or
figure;
g. continuous idle chatter of a sexual nature and graphic sexual
descriptions;
h. discussing one’s sexual activities, practices or experiences;
i. asking another person about their sexual activities, practices or
experiences;
j. offensive and persistent jokes or jesting and kidding about
sex or gender-specific traits;
k. suggestive or insulting sounds such as whistling, wolf-calls, or
kissing sounds;
l. sexually provocative compliments about a person’s clothes or the
way their clothes fit;
m. comments or questions about the sensuality, sexuality, gender
identity or sexual orientation of a person, or his or her spouse or
significant other;
n. pseudo-medical advice such as “you might be feeling bad because
you didn’t get enough”;
o. telephone calls of a sexual nature;
p. “staged whispers” or mimicking of a sexual nature about the way a
person walks, talks, sits, etc.; q. distribution or display of objects, written or graphic materials that
are of a sexual nature, such as cartoons, pictorial erotica, nude
photographs or posters (such as a nude magazine centerfolds) for
no legitimate academic purpose;
r. invading another’s “personal space”;
s. sexual looks such as leering and ogling with suggestive overtones;
t. lewd gestures, such as hand or sign language to denote sexual
activity, licking lips or teeth, or holding or eating food provocatively;
u. continuous “pet” name calling, such as “baby,” “sweetie” or”honey”;
v. referring to men in general as “dogs” or “swine” or to women as
“bitches” or “chicks” ….

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Harassment
may … be implied by unwelcome physical contact; sexual remarks about a person’s
clothing, body or sexual relations; conversations or jokes and stories of a sexual nature; or
the display in the work place or use in the classroom of sexually explicit materials which
are inappropriate or without defensible educational purpose. Such acts are more likely
than not to result in allegations of sexual harassment.

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The following are provided as examples of the kinds of actions that may constitute harassment under College policy:

* Hostile, intimidating remarks spoken or written (including jokes) or physical gestures directed at a person because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability. … Any unwanted attention of a sexual nature (e.g., physical contact, written or verbal comments, lewd or suggestive looks and/or gestures)….

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Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances,
including but not limited to the following: …
3. Continued or repeated sexual jokes, kidding, teasing,
epithets, flirtation, advances, or propositions.
4. Derogatory or demeaning comments about gender,
whether sexual or not.
5. Harassment consistently targeted at only one sex, even if
the content of the verbal abuse is not sexual.
6. Verbal abuse of a sexual nature.
7. Graphic verbal commentary about an individual’s body,
clothing, sexual process, or sexual deficiencies.
8. Sexually degrading or vulgar words to describe an individual.
9. Leering, whistling, touching, pinching, brushing the
body, assault, coerced sexual acts, or suggestive, insulting,
or obscene comments or gestures.
10. The display in the workplace or an academic environment
of sexually suggestive objects, pictures, posters or
cartoons.
11. Introduction or utilization of inappropriate sexual material
in an academic setting.
12. Name calling, relating stories, gossip, comments, or
jokes that may be derogatory toward a particular sex.
13. The display of sexually suggestive graffiti.
14. Asking questions about sexual conduct or sexual orientation
or performances.
15. Offensive, repeated requests for dates, even if made after
work.
16. Continued advances of a sexual nature which are rejected,
even after the parties break off a consensual relationship.

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For purposes of this policy, sexual harassment is defined as any type of sexually oriented conduct, whether intentional
or not, that is unwelcome and has the purpose or effect of creating a work environment that is hostile, offensive or
coercive to a reasonable woman or man, as the case may be. The following are examples of conduct that, depending on
the circumstances may constitute sexual harassment:
a) unwelcome and unwanted sexual jokes, language, epithets, advances or propositions;
b) written or oral abuse of a sexual nature, sexually degrading or vulgar words to describe an individual;
c) the display of sexually suggestive objects, pictures, posters, or cartoons;
d) unwelcome and unwanted comments about an individual’s body, sexual prowess or sexual deficiencies;
e) asking questions about sexual conduct;
f) unwelcome touching, leering, whistling, brushing against the body, or suggestive insulting or obscene comments or gestures;
g) demanding sexual favors in exchange for favorable reviews, assignments, promotions, or continued employment, or
promises of the same.

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[Sexual harassment] does refer to any non-academic remarks or actions of a sexual nature that are not welcome and are likely to be viewed as personally offensive. … This can include but is not limited to any of the following activities that are unwelcome by the recipient: physical or verbal advances; sexual flirtations; propositions; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; vulgar talk or jokes; degrading graphic materials or verbal comments of a sexual nature about an individual or his or her appearance; the display of sexually suggestive objects outside a scholarly context and purpose; and physical contact of a sexual or particularly personal nature. Cartoons, pictures, or other graphic materials that create a hostile or offensive working environment may also be considered as harassment.

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Prohibited behavior may, for example, include conduct or material (physical, oral, written, or graphic, including e-mail messages posted or circulated in the community) involving epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, or threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts, that serves no scholarly purpose appropriate to the academic context and gratuitously denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group because of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran’s status, or any factor protected by applicable law.

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What are some examples of sexual harassment?
Inappropriate behavior may include:
* Sexual jokes, innuendoes, gestures
* Unwanted flirtation, advances, or propositions
* Pressure for sex
* Leering
* Display of sexually suggestive objects/visuals
* Display/transmission of sexually suggestive electronic content
* Any unnecessary, unwanted physical contact
* Sexual assault (if this occurs, call the police immediately & maintain evidence)

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Harassing conduct may include but is not limited to the following, when based on or because of a protected
characteristic as described above:

* Jokes, epithets, stereotypes or slurs.
* Foul or abusive language.
* Offensive graffiti, cartoons or posters.
* Insulting or derogatory nicknames.
* Mimicking another.
* Starting or spreading rumors.
* Teasing about religious or cultural observances, retirement, age, ability to learn, or absenteeism.
* Threatening or offensive mail, e-mail, voicemail or messages.

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DePauw University exists for the transmission of knowledge, the nurturing of integrity and the cultural development
of its students. To attain these goals, free inquiry and free expression are imperative. …
3. Freedom of association: students are free and, in fact, encouraged to organize and join associations that promote their common interests.
4. Freedom of assembly, inquiry and expression: students are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express their opinions publicly and privately. Students are free to support causes in any orderly manner, including organized protests that do not disturb the normal and essential functions of the University.
5. Student publications and the student press are financially and editorially separate from the University. The DePauw, the student newspaper, remains a forum for open student discussion on campus issues.

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Following are some examples of behavior that could constitute sexual harassment if proven to be unwelcome and, if by their severity, pervasiveness, or persistence create an environment that is, by the standard of a reasonable person, hostile and/or intimidating: * verbal – jokes, comments, requests, or questions of a sexual nature
* non-verbal – whistling, staring at body parts, blocking someone’s entrance or exit from a space, gestures of a sexual nature
* physical – touching, patting, pinching, slapping, rubbing or any physical contact that is uninvited or offensive
* visual – photos, posters, calendars, jokes, cartoons, memos, letters, or notices of a sexual nature which are placed in or on university property, premises, vehicles or other work or study locations of the university
* electronic – telephone, facsimile or e-mail communication of a sexual nature that is unwelcome or offensive.

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The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination lists the following examples of conduct which may constitute sexual harassment:

* Unwelcome sexual advances – whether they involve physical touching or not;
* Sexual epithets, jokes, written or oral references to sexual conduct, gossip regarding one’s sex life;
* Comment on an individual’s body, comment about an individual’s sexual activity, deficiencies, or prowess;
* Displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures, or cartoons;
* Unwelcome leering, whistling, brushing against the body, sexual gestures, or suggestive or insulting comments;
* Inquiries into one’s sexual experiences; and
* Discussion of one’s sexual activities.

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Verbal sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to sexual remarks, comments, jokes and innuendoes, whistles and cat calls, crude and offensive language, comments on physical attributes, use of demeaning or inappropriate terms, discussion of sexual activities, the posing of personal questions, the spreading of stories about someoneʹs social or sexual life, and propositions or pressure for social or sexual contact.

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Some specific examples of behavior that are
inappropriate include:
* Continuous and repeated sexual slurs or sexual innuendoes.
* Offensive and repeated risqu�© jokes or kidding about sex or gender-specific traits.
* Slang names, or labels that others could find offensive.
* Repeated unsolicited propositions for dates and/or sexual relations.

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Examples of conduct which may constitute sexual harassment include but are not limited to: … inappropriate whistling or staring; veiled suggestions of sexual activities; … use in the classroom of sexual jokes, stories or images in no way germane to the subject of the class; remarks about a person’s body or sexual relationships, activities or experience; use of inappropriate body images to advertise events

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Examples of sexual harassment which shall not be tolerated include but are not limited to:

* suggestive or obscene letters, notes, invitations,
* derogatory comments, epithets, slurs or jokes,
* impeding or blocking movements, touching, or any physical interference with normal work,
* sexual oriented gestures, displaying sexually suggestive or derogatory objects, pictures, cartoons, or posters (the situation will be evaluated for appropriateness such as art displayed in museums versus centerfold in office setting),
* threats or insinuations that lack of sexual favors will result in reprisals, withholding support for appointments, promotions or transfers, change of assignments, or poor performance reviews.

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Depending upon pervasiveness
and severity, conduct that may be
considered sexual harassment includes the
following:
* Unwanted sexual advances
* Unwelcome sexual comments
* Remarks about an individual’s body or
appearance

* Unspoken sexual innuendo such as voice
inflection when complimenting appearance
or gazing at parts of the body other
than the face.
* Repeated requests for dates
* Sexual jokes
* Unwelcome sexual gifts
* Sexual assault
* Display of sexually oriented objects, photographs,
posters, pictures or cartoons

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Conduct prohibited under this policy may include, but is
not limited to the following:
… Sexual or physical assault; Unwelcome physical contact such as touching; Direct solicitation of sexual activity; Sex-related behavior accompanied by promise of
reward or threat of punishment; Unwelcome sexual remarks about a person’s clothing
or body; Offensive sexual questions, jokes, anecdotes and
stories; Display of sexually offensive posters, pictures,
words or messages; Introduction of sexually explicit material into the
classroom or workplace without an educational or
work-related purpose.

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Harassment
becomes a violation of University policy when: … The conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent
to interfere with an individual’s work, academic
or program participation, or creates an environment
that a reasonable person would consider intimidating,
hostile, or offensive.

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Depending on the circumstances, the following types of behavior may constitute Sexual
Harassment:
* Unwanted comments about an individual’s body, clothing or lifestyle that have sexual
implications or demean the individual’s sexuality or gender;
* Unwanted sexual flirtations, leering or ogling;
* Unwanted sexual advances and propositions;
* Unwanted display of sexually demeaning objects, pictures or cartoons in areas visible to other
members of the University community;
* Threats or insinuations that an individual’s refusal or willingness to submit to sexual advances
will affect the individual’s status, evaluation, grades, wages, advancement, duties or career
development;
* Unwanted and intentional sexual touching, patting, pinching, or brushing another’s body or
clothing;
* Stalking, telephone or computer harassment, dating violence, sexual assault or date rape.

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Depending on the facts and circumstances, any of the following types of
behaviors may either result in complaints of sexual harassment or findings of sexual
harassment. Some also are illegal:
l sexually degrading words or gestures
* verbal sexual abuse or harassment
* offensive sexual graffiti, pictures, or cartoons
* subtle pressure for sexual activity
* leering or ogling
* disparaging remarks to a person about his/her gender or clothing
* unnecessary touching, patting, pinching, or brushing
* stalking, telephone, and/or computer harassment
* forced sexual contact including sexual assault, rape, or date rape
* dating or domestic violence

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Examples of harassment can include, but are not limited to, unwanted physical contact or threats of
physical contact, intimidation, stalking, degrading and derogatory words, graffiti, pictures, jokes, epithets, statements or stereotyping activities as well as other forms of verbal, visual or written
messages of intimidation.

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Other forms of misconduct based on one’s gender also constitute violations of this policy including: threatening or causing physical harm, extreme verbal abuse, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person … Bullying, defined as repeated and/or severe aggressive behavior likely to intimidate or intentionally hurt, control or diminish another person, physically or mentally (that is not speech or conduct otherwise protected by the First Amendment).

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Other sexual harassing behavior, regardless of how conducted or communicated, even if done in the guise of humor, is also prohibited. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, verbal abuse of a sexual nature (e.g. cat calls, sexual/sexist jokes, comments regarding a person’s attire, body or reputation);

offensive sexual flirtations: displaying lewd or graphic material; or displaying or discussing materials pertaining to males or females in a demeaning manner.

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Examples of conduct prohibited by this policy
include, but are not limited to:
1. Persistent, unwelcome flirtation, advances,
and/or propositions of a sexual nature;
2. Repeated insults, humor, jokes, and/or
anecdotes that belittle or demean an individuals
or a groups gender or sexuality;
3. Repeated, unwelcome comments of a sexual
nature about an individuals body or clothing;
4. Unwarranted displays of sexually suggestive
objects or pictures that are inappropriate to the
academic context ….

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Q: What are some examples of sexual harassment?
A: Sexual harassment is conduct that is unwelcome or uninvited. Examples include (not exhaustive):

* verbal, non-verbal, and physical sexual behaviors;
* coerced sex; sexual jokes and innuendoes;
* remarks about a person’s body;
* turning discussions inappropriately to sexual topics;
* whistling or cat calls; looking a person up and down or staring in a sexually suggestive manner;
* invading someone’s personal space or blocking her/his path;
* sexually explicit visuals such as pin-ups;
* suggestions of sexual intimacy;
* repeated requests for dates; unwanted letters, electronic mail or other computer communications;
* unwanted gifts;
* touching, hugging, massaging, and other gestures or sounds that a reasonable person of the same sex as the recipient would find offensive.

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The University of California defines sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive university environment. … Behaviors that may contribute to a hostile environment include, but are not limited to, verbal, non-verbal, and physical sexual behaviors; coerced sex; sexual jokes and innuendoes; remarks about a person’s body; turning discussions inappropriately to sexual topics; whistling or cat calls; looking a person up and down or staring in a sexually suggestive manner; invading someone’s personal space or blocking her/his path; sexually explicit visuals such as pin-ups; suggestions of sexual intimacy; repeated requests for dates; unwanted letters, electronic mail or other computer communications; unwanted gifts; touching, hugging, massaging, and other gestures or sounds that a reasonable person of the same sex as the recipient would find offensive.

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Sometimes discriminatory harassment is intentional and meant to be offensive.
Often it is less obvious, yet equally offensive. Behaviors that may constitute
harassment include: * Racial, ethnic, or other slurs
* Malicious name calling
* Anonymous notes or phone calls
* Derogatory graffiti or electronic mail messages
* Stereotyping the experiences, background, and skills of individuals or
groups
* Threatening members of diverse groups
* Making inconsiderate or mean-spirited jokes
* Imitating stereotypes in speech or mannerisms
* Preventing access to any University resources or activities
* Creating a hostile environment in any University activity
* Attributing objections to any of the above to “hypersensitivity” of the targeted
individual or group

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Examples of sexual harassment:
* Requests for sexual favors
* Rubbing, touching, or brushing another’s body
* Physical assaults of a sexual nature
* Sexually offensive remarks
* Use of inappropriate body images to advertise events
* Ogling and inappropriate staring
* Unwelcome hugs or arm around the shoulder
* Veiled suggestions of sexual activity
* Requests for meetings outside business hour and/or in non-academic settings
* Use of risque jokes, stories, or images in the classroom or work place

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Examples of unacceptable verbal expression or physical conduct that may constitute sexual
harassment include, but are not limited to: … a pattern of conduct in class, in the work-place, or in the general campus environment that
a reasonable person would identify as creating a sexist atmosphere, that is, an atmosphere
that demeans or oppresses people simply by virtue of their sex. Examples of such patterns
of conduct might include persistent denigration of women or men through sexist humor
or remarks, assignment according to gender of tasks that are not gender-specific, or other
activities that, by alienating or discouraging members of one sex, tend to impair their
academic or professional performance or their ability to function within the community
(e.g., hanging of signs in the dining hall which depict women/men in a derogatory manner,
yelling sexist remarks from windows as men/women walk by); behavior that would discomfort or humiliate a reasonable person through one or more of
the following: i) inappropriate touching, patting, hugging, or brushing against a person’s
body, ii) remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body, iii) remarks about
sexual activity or speculation about previous sexual experience or sexual orientation, or
iv) other sexually suggestive remarks or insults.

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Harassment does not include verbal expression, written or other material that is relevant and appropriately related to the subject matter of a course/curriculum or to an employee’s duties. This policy is not intended to abridge academic freedom or USF’s educational mission. Furthermore, this policy is not violated by actions that amount to expression that is protected by the state or federal constitutions.

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Examples of Prohibited Conduct Include, but Are Not Limited To:

1. Writing or displaying letters, notes, or e-mails which are derogatory toward any
individual’s race, color, marital status, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age,
genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or veteran
status.
2. Making comments, slurs, or jokes which are derogatory toward any individual’s race,
color, marital status, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information,
sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or veteran status. … 4. Making gestures or displaying pictures, cartoons, posters, or magazines which are
derogatory toward any individual’s race, color, marital status, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and
expression, or veteran status.

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Sexual
harassment includes but is not limited to:
a. Unwelcome verbal or physical advances, persistent leers, lewd
comments.
b. The persistent use of irrelevant references that insult or degrade a
person’s gender, or the use of sex stereotypes to insult or degrade.

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Based on the definition provided above, examples of sexual harassment prohibited by this policy include, but are not limited to: physical assault; direct propositions of a sexual nature; subtle pressure for sexual activity. In addition, behaviors which constitute a pattern of conduct that discomforts or humiliates the recipient are prohibited. Such behaviors may include: comments of a sexual nature; sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes; unnecessary touching, patting, hugging, or kissing; remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body; or remarks about sexual activity or speculations about previous sexual experience; and persistent, unwanted attempts to change a professional relationship to an amorous one.

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Following is a non-exclusive list of practices which may constitute sexual harassment:

a.) Verbal: sexual innuendo, suggestive comments, insults, humor and jokes about sex or gender-specific traits, sexual propositions, threats.
b.) Non-verbal: suggestive or insulting sounds, leering, whistling, obscene gestures.

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Residential Life & Housing prohibits any person,
either singly or in concert with others, from willfully
causing injury to another, willfully threatening the
well-being of another, verbally abusing others and/or
intimidating others (including university officials and
student staff acting in accordance with their duties)
regardless of who initiates these actions. This includes
all threats in person, nuisance and/or prank calls, via
white boards, via third party, via telephone, letters, emails, instant messages, text, Twitter, Facebook,
tumblr, Instagram or any other means.

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The following list while not exhaustive provides some examples and guidelines on what constitutes inappropriate, unacceptable or illegal use of information technology, computing and networking resources and would be the just cause for taking disciplinary and/or legal action: … Harassment or libelous conduct of other individuals or users as defined by law.

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Sexual harassment can be a one time occurrence (for example, sex for grades) or a
continuing pattern of behavior (for example, sexually explicit jokes). The context, severity,
and frequency of the behavior must be considered when determining sexual harassment.
Listed below are some of the behaviors which may be considered sexual harassment:

Verbal Harassment:
-suggestive or insulting sounds
-sexist jokes or humor
-gender specific insults or comments
-unwanted sexual invitations, propositions, or pressure
Non-Verbal Harassment:
-leering, ogling, and obscene gestures
-circulating sexually explicit materials
-blocking someone’s path

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Examples of Sexual Harassment … 7. Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual comments and questions, and other sexually oriented conduct that is directed against a specific individual and persists despite its rejection.

8. Conduct, even that not specifically directed at the complainant, which is sufficiently pervasive, severe or persistent to alter the conditions of the complainant’s employment or status as a student and create a hostile working or learning environment, when viewed from the perspective of a reasonable person of the complainant’s gender.

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Sexual harassment may be intended or unintentional, subtle or flagrant. Severe acts, such as unwelcome sexual grabbing, need only occur once to be judged harassing, while mildly offensive actions may constitute harassment only if repeated and pervasive.
Sexual harassment can be verbal, nonverbal, or physical. It includes, but is not limited to the following:
Verbal harassment
● sexual slurs, insults, or catcalls
● sexual, sexist, or heterosexist (antigay or antilesbian)
remarks or jokes about someone’s body, clothing,
activities, or sexual orientation
● unwelcome sexual propositions, demands, or pressure
for sexual activities
● requests for romantic or sexual relations by a person in
authority, combined with an implicit or explicit threat or
reward
● repeated requests for dates despite being asked to stop
Nonverbal Harassment
● sexually suggestive staring, leering, sounds or gestures
● sexually suggestive or degrading images or graffiti (such
as on T-shirts, posters, calendars, mugs, etc.)
● use of such images to advertise events

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HARASSMENT. Deliberately annoying, alarming, or threatening another person;
following a person in or about a public place or places; or subjecting an individual to
one or more unwanted and abusive phone calls, computer contacts, written
messages, or verbal communications. A charge of harassment can be based on the
quality of the incident(s), on the quantity, or on both; use of an external website that
permits the posting of a disparaging message(s) with/without identification of the sender.

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Hostile environment: Unwelcome sexual behavior that makes the work/academic environment offensive, hostile or intimidating (unwelcome, repeated, causes harm).

Sexually harassing behavior includes:

(1) gender harassment, including sexist statements and behavior that conveys insulting, degrading, or sexist attitudes

(2) seductive behavior encompassing unwanted, inappropriate, and offensive physical or verbal sexual advances

(3) sexual bribery, involving solicitation of sexual activity or other sex-linked behavior by promise of reward

(4) sexual coercion of sexual activity or other sex-linked behavior by threat of punishment

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Generally, hostile environment sexual harassment may be described as unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that a reasonable person would find unwelcome or unwanted and that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent so as to adversely affect the working or learning environment.

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Harassment means unwelcome conduct engaged in because of a Protected Status that
is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that its effect, whether or not intended,
could be considered by a reasonable person in the shoes of the Student, and is in fact
considered by the Student, as limiting the Student’s ability to participate in or benefit
from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the University.

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Examples of unwelcome conduct of a sexual or gender related nature that may constitute sexual harassment may, but do not necessarily, include, and are not limited to: … Sexually explicit or gender related statements, comments, questions, jokes, innuendoes, anecdotes, or gestures; … Displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures, magazines, cartoons, or screen savers ….

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Students accessing “social networking services” such as Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, Twitter, and others
should carefully read the terms and conditions set forth by such services. … In addition to violation of College policy, the posting of inappropriate material may subject students to
criminal and civil penalties. As referenced in the terms and conditions of these networking services,
students should refrain from posting material that is deemed to be criminal; harassing; racially, sexually,
ethnically or religiously objectionable; defamatory; obscene; invasive of another’s privacy; or infringing
of copyright.

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[T]he following types of acts, if pervasive and continuous, are most likely to result in allegations of sexual harassment: unwelcome physical contact; sexual remarks about a person’s clothing, body, or sexual relations; conversation of a sexual nature or similar jokes and stories; and the display of sexually explicit materials in the workplace or used, without defensible educational purpose, in the classroom.

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Why are RRESD harassment and intimidation wrong?

Incidents that are motivated by prejudice and hatred pose a unique danger to society. Such acts affect the fundamental rights of our community, not just the immediate victim. These incidents cause tension and may erupt into violence.

Examples:

* RRESD Slurs
* Computer/Phone Harassment
* Physical Attack
* Hate Symbols
* Hate Literature
* Verbal Abuse
* Destruction of Property

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Examples of sexual harassment include:

* Uninvited touching or hugging
* Requesting sexual favors for rewards related to school or work
* Suggestive jokes of a sexual nature
* Sexual pictures or displays
* Continuing unwelcome flirtation or propositions
* Obscene gestures or sounds
* Written notes of a sexual nature

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Examples of the kinds of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
1. Unwelcome sexual propositions, invitations, solicitations, and flirtations. …
3. Unwelcome verbal expressions of a sexual nature, including graphic sexual commentaries about a person’s body, dress, appearance, or sexual activities; the unwelcome use of sexually degrading language, jokes or innuendoes; unwelcome suggestive or insulting sounds or whistles; obscene phone calls.
4. Sexually suggestive objects, pictures, videotapes, audio recordings, computer communications, or literature placed in the work or study area, that may embarrass or offend individuals.

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Examples of Sexual Harassment
Many kinds of behavior may fit within the preceding definition
of sexual harassment. The following list is not
exhaustive. … sexual advances, sexual propositions, or sexual
demands which are not agreeable to both parties; unwelcome and persistent sexually explicit statements
or stories which are not legitimately related to employment
duties, course content, research, or other
University programs or activities
; repeatedly using sexually degrading words or sounds to
describe a person; unwanted and unnecessary touching, patting, hugging,
or other physical contact; recurring comments or questions about an individual’s
sexual prowess, sexual deficiencies, or sexual behavior

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B. “Harassment” includes conduct which violates subdivision (A) of this definition and constitutes one or more of the following: B.1. Sexual harassment, which means conduct that includes unwelcome sexual advances,
requests for sexual favors and other verbal, written, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual
nature when one or both of the following occur:
B.1.a Submission to that conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of
a student’s education.

B.1.b Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a student is used as a component of the
basis for decisions affecting that student.
B.2 Racial harassment, which means conduct directed at the characteristics of a student’s or a
student’s family member’s actual or perceived race or color, and includes the use of epithets,
stereotypes, racial slurs, comments, insults, derogatory remarks, gestures, threats, graffiti,
display, or circulation of written or visual material, and taunts on manner of speech and
negative references to racial customs. B.3. Harassment also includes verbal, written, visual, or physical communications and/or
conduct based on or motivated by a student’s age that has the purpose or effect (1) of
substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance or access to University
resources or (2) of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning environment.
Harassment may include the use of epithets, stereotypes, slurs, comments, insults, derogatory
remarks, gestures, threats, graffiti, display, or circulation of written or visual material, taunts,
and negative references related to age.

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Examples of bias-related code violations include:

Any intimidating, hostile, coercive, and/or offensive act which is intentional or persistent (thereby constituting harassment under the Code), which makes use of slurs, phrases, symbols, or conduct, or which is directed at specific individuals or groups of individuals, in such a way as to make an individual or group feel intimidated or unwelcome because of their actual or perceived color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, and/or sexual orientation.

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Behaviors that are considered as sexual harassment include:

* unwelcome sexual advances.
* requests for sexual favors.
* language, graphic material, or physical conduct commonly understood to be of a sexual nature.
* demeaning sexist remarks.
* other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

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Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Conduct by individuals in positions of authority or by co-workers or peers that creates a hostile working or learning environment or unreasonably interferes with the ability of a person to perform his/her employment or academic responsibilities; such conduct might include but is not limited to the following:

* Repeated, unwelcome requests for dates
* Sexually explicit language or writings
* Displaying or electronically transmitting lewd pictures or notes
* Remarks or conduct that demean or belittle an individual personally or in general because of his/her gender. (This type of gender harassment is a violation of the policy even though the remarks are not sexually provocative and the conduct does not involve sexual advances.)

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Protected Status Harassment: … Legal term describing when an individual is targeted with verbal,
written, visual, or physical conduct based on that person’s EEO-
protected class status that unreasonably interferes with the
individual’s work or academic performance, or creates an intimidating,
hostile, or offensive working or learning environment.

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Specific
types of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, those items listed below; they do not
limit the scope of the charges that may be brought to only these acts.
1. verbal harassment or abuse
2. subtle pressure for sexual activity
3. sexist remarks about a person’s clothing, body, or sexual activities
4. unnecessary touching, patting or pinching, leering or ogling of a person’s body
5. constant brushing against a person’s body
6. demanding sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats
7. physical assault

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While it is not possible to list all of the circumstances that may constitute sexual harassment, the following are examples of conduct that, depending on the circumstances, may rise to the level of sexual harassment:

* Unwelcome sexual advances — whether or not they involve physical touching;
* Sexual epithets, jokes, written or oral references to sexual conduct; gossip regarding one’s sex life; comments on one’s body; comments about one’s sexual activity, deficiencies or prowess;
* Displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures, cartoons;
* Unwelcome leering, whistling, brushing against the body, sexual gestures, suggestive or insulting comments;
* Inquiries into one’s sexual experiences;
* Discussion of one’s sexual activities.

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Examples of the kinds of conduct that may be considered inappropriate behavior, sexual misconduct, or sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

* Unwelcome sexual propositions, invitations and solicitations;
* Unwelcome verbal expressions of a sexual nature, including graphic commentaries about a person’s body, dress, appearance, or sexual activities;
* Unwelcome inappropriate contact such as patting, tickling or brushing up against a person;
* Demands or requests for sexual favors, accompanied by implied or overt promises or threats concerning an individual’s academic or employment status;
* The creation of a hostile environment by the display or exposure of literature, materials, or actions perceived to be sexual in nature (e.g. pin-up calendars, offensive joke telling, etc.).

These actions in and of themselves are not always considered sexual harassment, but when performed repeatedly, or in a manner designed to humiliate or intimidate another, can be found to meet the definition.

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Because it is possible for one person to act unintentionally in a manner that sexually harasses another, it is imperative that all members of the College community understand what kinds of behavior constitute sexual harassment. Hence, we provide here a general description of sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment occurs when one person attempts to coerce another into a sexual relationship or to punish a refusal to respond or comply with sexual advances. Attempts to subject a person to unwanted attention of a sexual character, sexual slurs or derogatory language directed at another person’s sexuality or gender also can be forms of sexual harassment. Thus, sexual harassment can include a wide range of behavior, from the actual coercing of sexual relations to the forcing of sexual attentions, verbal or physical, on a non-consenting individual. It is also possible that sexual harassment can occur unintentionally when behavior of a sexual nature has the effect of creating a hostile environment. In some cases, sexual harassment is obvious and may involve an overt action, a threat or reprisal. In other instances, sexual harassment is subtle and indirect, with a coercive aspect that is unstated.

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Sexual harassment consists of any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. This includes: submission to, or rejection of, such conduct that is made either implicitly or explicitly a term or condition of employment or participation in an education program; submission to, or rejection of, such conduct that is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting a student; such conduct that has the purpose or effect of interfering with a student’s work or academic performance; or such conduct that creates a hostile or intimidating work or academic environment.

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Sexual harassment as a concept encompasses the full range of coercive, unwelcome
behavior, from subtle psychological force, to gross physical abuse. These
acts may be visual (such as leering, ogling, and physical gestures conveying a
sexual meaning), verbal (e.g., sexual innuendoes, suggestive remarks, sexually
derogatory jokes), written (e-mail, cartoons or letters), or physical (such as hugging,
pinching or fondling).

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EXAMPLES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT:

Verbal:

* Calling a person a doll, babe, or honey.

* Making sexual innuendoes.

* Telling sexual jokes or stories.

* Making sexual comments about a person’s clothing, body, or looks.

* Turning discussions to sexual topics.

Non-Verbal:

* Looking a person up and down (elevator eyes)

* Staring at someone.

* Displaying sexual and/or derogatory comments about men/women on coffee mugs, hats, clothing, etc.

* Invading a person’s body space; standing closer than appropriate or necessary for the work being done.

* Making sexual gestures with hands and/or body movements.

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# Sexual comments or remarks about your body, your hair, your clothing
# Sexual jokes in the classroom or workplace
# Physical gestures such as stroking your hair or arm, massaging your shoulders, kissing you or rubbing, touching or brushing against your body
# Verbal harassment such as the use of names like “broad,” “bitch,” “bimbo” when referring to a specific woman or to women in general ….

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[T]he following are examples of
behaviors that may be judged to be harassing:
repeatedly directing racial epithets at an
individual; hanging a noose in an African-
American’s work place or dormitory; painting
a Nazi swastika on the door of a Jewish
individual; repeatedly sending unwelcome,
sexually-explicit e-mail messages; taunting a
person about his or her sexual orientation,
disability, or religion; making unwelcome
sexual propositions; repeatedly telling
derogatory gender-based or ethnic-based
jokes; displaying sexually suggestive objects
or pictures in the workplace except as those
items may be part of legitimate pedagogical
pursuits; giving unwelcome hugs or repeatedly
brushing or touching others.

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Acts that constitute sexual harassment take a variety of forms and may include but are not limited to the following unwelcome actions: … Verbal expressions of a sexual nature, including sexual communications about a person’s body, dress, appearance or sexual activities; the use of sexually degrading language, name calling, sexually suggestive jokes, or innuendoes; suggestive or insulting gestures, sounds or whistles; sexually suggestive phone calls. … Sexually suggestive objects or written materials, such as e-mail or internet communications, pictures, photographs, cartoons, text messages, videos, or DVDs. … Stereotyping or generalizing about a group based on gender. These types of comments typically constitute sexual harassment when associated with other sexual behavior or comments.

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Some examples of Prohibited Harassment include, but are not limited to:

c. verbal or written comments or statements that are intimidating, threatening, demeaning,
humiliating, sexually suggestive, insulting, vulgar, or lewd; … inappropriate conversations of a sexual nature or similar jokes and stories, whether
sexual or related to any actual or perceived status as set out at A.1 hereinabove; … i. the inappropriate use or display of materials such as posters, photos, cartoons or graffiti
that are demeaning or offensive;
j. inappropriate comments, communicated by any means, that demean, intimidate, threaten
or harm an individual’s reputation;
k. telephone or other audio contact, letters, notes, blog or other postings, or electronic mail
containing comments, words, or images as described above.

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Specific examples of sexual harassment by a student may include, but are not limited to, making written, verbal, physical, and/or visual contact of a sexual nature when the conduct or speech is so severe or pervasive, and offensive, as to undermine others’ educational experiences and thus deny equal access to university resources.

* Written examples: suggestive or obscene letters or notes.

* Verbal examples: derogatory comments, slurs, jokes, or epithets of a sexual nature; sexist remarks, requests for sexual favors; repeated and unwelcome propositions for dates.

* Visual examples: sexual gestures, inappropriate display of sexually explicit objects, pictures, cartoons, posters, drawings with sexist implications.

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Examples of sexual harassment may include such conduct as:

5. A pattern of conduct that would discomfort or humiliate, or both, a reasonable person at whom the conduct was directed that includes one or more of the following: (1) unnecessary touching, patting, hugging, or brushing against a person’s body; (2) remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body, whether or not intended to be complimentary; (3) remarks about sexual activity or speculations about previous sexual experience; or (4) other comments of a sexual nature, including sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes or anecdotes;
6. Visual displays of suggestive, erotic or degrading sexually-oriented images;
7. Letters, notes or electronic mail containing comments, words or images as described in (5) above.

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With respect to academic programs and activities, “sexual harassment” shall mean unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other electronic, verbal, visual, written or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when:

A. submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a basis for any decision affecting the terms or conditions of participation in any such pro-gram or activity or status in an academic course; or

B. such conduct has the purpose or affect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s educational right, privilege, advantage, or opportunity; or

C. such conduct is so pervasive or severe that it creates an intimidating, stressful, hostile, or offensive environment for learning and has no reasonable relationship to the subject matter of the relevant course of instruction.

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Actions or communications that constitute disrespect, harassment,
the use or threat of physical violence, intimidation, stalking or hate
violence directed toward a member of the Pepperdine faculty, staff,
student body, toward a visitor to the campus or toward a member
of the community.

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Sexual
harassment includes, but is not
limited to, unsolicited, deliberate,
or repeated sexual flirtations,
advances or propositions; verbal
abuse of a sexual nature; display
of sexually suggestive pictures or
objects; and/or offensive or abusive
physical contact of a sexual
nature is strictly prohibited.

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The
following is a partial list of harassment
examples:

* Visual conduct that includes
leering, making sexual gestures,
or displaying of sexually suggestive
objects or pictures, cartoons,
or posters.
* Verbal conduct that includes
making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs, or
jokes.
* Verbal sexual advances or propositions.
* Verbal abuse of a sexual nature, graphic verbal commentaries about an individual’s body, sexually degrading words used to describe an individual, or suggestive or obscene letters, notes, or invitations ….

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The following types of conduct may constitute sexual harassment:
Inappropriate touching, patting, or pinching
Displaying sexually, demeaning or offensive objects
and pictures
Physical assault or coerced sexual activity
Sexually suggestive jokes or innuendos; derogatory,
degrading, or sexist remarks about a person’s body,
clothing, or sexual activities
Suggestive or insulting sounds, whistles, catcalls
Obscene phone calls, e-mail, or gestures

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Hostile environment” is one that a reasonable person (objective standard) would find hostile or abusive and one that a complainant under this Policy perceives to be hostile or abusive (subjective standard). Hostile environment is determined by looking at all of the circumstances, including the frequency of the allegedly harassing conduct, its severity, whether it is physically threatening or humiliating, the extent to which the conduct was intended to harm, harass or exploit the complainant, and whether the conduct actually and substantially interferes with an employee’s work performance or a student’s ability to participate in or to receive benefits, services, or opportunities in the University’s education programs and activities.

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Other examples of harassment include:

*
epithets or “jokes” referring to an individual’s group-based attributes;
*
*placement of offensive written or visual material on another’s living quarters or work area;
*
offensive messages sent through email….

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Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome and unsolicited sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when … such conduct (a) has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with a student’s academic performance, (b) is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it adversely and unreasonably affects a student’s participation in or receipt of benefit from an educational program, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment; or c) otherwise adversely and unreasonably affects a student’s learning opportunities.

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It is a violation of this policy to engage in conduct that is sufficiently severe,
pervasive, or persistent and is objectively offensive as to substantially disrupt or
undermine a person’s ability to participate in or receive the benefits, services,
or opportunities of the College based upon any of the protected categories
referred to in I(a) above.

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Examples of conduct that may, when severe, pervasive or persistent, constitute
sexual harassment and are therefore a violation of this policy include, but are not
limited to: Generalized gender-based remarks and comments; … Verbal, written or electronic lewd, vulgar or obscene comments, jokes or
unwanted propositions including letters, notes, e-mail, text messages, invitations,
gestures or inappropriate comments about a person’s clothing; Visual contact, such as leering or staring at another’s body; gesturing; displaying sexually suggestive objects, cartoons, posters, magazines or pictures of scantily-clad individuals; or displaying sexually suggestive material on a bulletin board, on a locker room wall, or on a screen saver….

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The following conduct may also constitute sexual harassment:

1. Unwelcome sexual propositions.
2. Graphic comments about a person’s body.
3. Sexually suggestive objects or pictures in the workplace or academic environment.
4. Sexually degrading words to describe a person.
5. Derogatory or sexually explicit statements about an actual or supposed sexual relationship.
6. Unwelcome touching, patting, pinching or leering.
7. Derogatory gender-based humor.

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Types of behavior that may be considered as evidence of sexual harassment include, but
are not limited to:
* Direct propositions of a sexual nature.
* Subtle pressure for sexual activity.
* Unnecessary or unwelcome physical contact.
* Physical interference with work or academics.
* Remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body.
* Remarks relating to sexual activity or concerning previous sexual experience.
* Obscene or harassing messages sent via computer or left on an answering
machine or voice mail.
* A pattern of sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes, whether
made orally, in writing, or through electronic media.
* A display of graphic sexual material (not legitimately related to the subject matter
of a course) in a context where others are not free to avoid the display.

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Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or any other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when: … b. Such conduct has the purpose of effect of threatening, or interfering with your work or academic performance.
c. In situations where there is a superior/subordinate relationships between parties such as staff and student, faculty and student, or supervisor and staff.

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What is considered Sexual Harassment?

If a reasonable person would find the conduct sever[e]ly hostile or pervasive, and the conduct otherwise meets legal standards, examples might include:

* Verbal sexual innuendoes, sometimes in the guise of humor.
* Subtle pressure for sexual activity.
* Remarks about a person’s body, clothing or sexual activities.
* Unnecessary or unwelcome touching, staring, phone calls or letters.
* A demand for sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats concerning one’s class grade, assistantship, recommendation letter, job or promotion.

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Regardless of whether or not it is motivated by discrimination, harassment violates William and Mary policy. The College defines harassment to include abusive conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive to threaten an individual or limit the ability of the individual to work, study or participate in College activities. Often, harassment takes the form of hostile words and actions that create an abusive living, learning or work environment.

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Some examples that may constitute sexual harassment are:
Repeated request or pressures for dates
Unwanted offensive contacts outside the workplace
Disparaging sexual remarks about one’s gender or sexual orientation, that unreasonably interfere with the individual’s learning or working.
Physical aggression such as pinching or patting
Verbal sexual abuse disguised as fun
Offensive sexual jokes

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Examples of behavior and conduct that constitute sexual harassment may include, but are not limited to, the following: … sexual advances, physical or implied, or direct propositions of a sexual nature. This activity may include inappropriate/unnecessary touching or rubbing against another, sexually suggestive or degrading jokes or comments, remarks of a sexual nature about one’s clothing and/or body, preferential treatment in exchange for sexual activity, and the inappropriate display of sexually explicit pictures, text, printed materials, or objects that do not serve an academic purpose;
a pattern of conduct, which can be subtle in nature, that has sexual overtones and is intended to create, or has the effect of creating, discomfort and/or humiliation of another; or
remarks speculating about a person’s sexual activities or sexual history, or remarks about one’s own sexual activities or sexual history, that do not serve a medical or academic purpose.

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Harassment may include repeated slurs, or taunts in the guise of jokes, or disparaging references to others, use of epithets, stereotypes, comments, gestures, threats, graffiti, display, or circulation of written or visual materials, taunts on manner of speech, and negative reference to customs when such conduct is based on or motivated by one or more of the protected characteristics identified above, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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Sexual Harassment” is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that includes, but is not limited to: sexual violence; sexual advances; requests for sexual favors; indecent exposure; and other verbal, nonverbal or physical unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, where such conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that its effect, whether or not intended, could be considered by a reasonable person in the shoes of the individual, and is in fact considered by the individual, as limiting the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the university. Sexual harassment also includes gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, non-verbal or physical aggression, intimidation or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

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The term sexual harassment covers a broad range of behavior. Examples of the forms it can take include sexually offensive remarks or conduct; repeated or persistent remarks, jokes, or other actions that are demeaning to one’s sex, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation….

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Depending on the circumstances, conduct which may constitute sexual harassment includes but is not limited to: … Unwelcome sexual conduct toward an individual, including offensive comments, touching or sexual propositions; Leering, making sexual gestures, touching, patting, pinching, rubbing, impeding or blocking movements, displaying of sexually suggestive objects, pictures, cartoons or posters, suggestive or obscene letters or emails, notes, invitations or gifts; Making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs or jokes with a sexual content; Persistent unsolicited and unwelcome invitations for dates, encounters, or pressure to engage in sexual activity of an implied or explicit nature;
Persistent inappropriate and unwelcome questions asked about personal life;
Comments to, or about, any individual or their appearance that is sexually graphic or would otherwise tend to be degrading;
Displaying, sending, forwarding, downloading or otherwise distributing sexual materials via the Internet, computer or e-mail.

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There are other forms of
harassment/discrimination as well that create a hostile
educational or work environment on the basis of race,
color, ancestry, religious creed, national or ethnic origin,
sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, genetic
information, disability, Vietnam Era veteran, qualified
disabled veteran or other eligible veteran status or status in
any group protected by federal or state law (together,
“protected class status”).
Depending on the circumstances, the following are
examples of behaviors that may constitute
harassment/discrimination under this policy. This is not an
exhaustive list: Jokes, comments or innuendoes that make fun of,
denigrate or are based on an individual’s or group’s
protected class status; Epithets or slurs based on an individual’s or group’s
protected class status; Objects, posters, cartoons or pictures which make fun of,
denigrate or are based on an individual’s or group’s
protected class status whether directed to an individual,
placed on University premises or displayed or circulated
on campus; Displaying, sending, forwarding, downloading or
otherwise distributing materials via the Internet,
computer, or email that make fun of, denigrate or are
based on protected class status; Other verbal or physical conduct that denigrates or
shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or
group based on protected class status.

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Examples of behaviors that may rise to the level of sexual harassment and, therefore, are prohibited by this policy include but are not limited to the following: … A pattern of behaviors that is unwelcome and severe or pervasive, resulting in unreasonable interference with the work or educational environment or creation of a hostile, intimidating or offensive work or educational environment, and may include but is not limited to the following:

* Comments of a sexual nature;

* Sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes;

* Unnecessary or undesirable touching, patting, hugging, kissing, or brushing against an individual’s body;

* Remarks of a sexual nature about an individual’s clothing, body, or speculations about previous sexual experiences;

* Persistent, unwanted attempts to change a professional relationship to an amorous relationship;

* Subtle propositions for sexual activity or direct propositions of a sexual nature; and/or

* Uninvited letters, e-mails, telephone calls, or other correspondence referring to or depicting sexual activities.

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Sexual Harassment” means unwelcome conduct, based on sex or gender stereotypes, which is sufficiently serious that it unreasonably or substantially interferes with a student’s College employment, academic performance or participation in College programs or activities or creates a living, learning or working environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive. Sexual Harassment, if severe, pervasive, or objectively offensive, may include, for example, unwelcome physical contact, sexually explicit comments in person or via phone, letter, note, gift, text message, email or other electronic medium, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, unwelcome invitations to engage in sexual activity, unwelcome commentary about an individual’s body or sexual activities, threatening to engage in an unwelcome sexual act with another person, engaging in indecent exposure, and stalking or cyber-stalking. Title IX and this Policy prohibit gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature. In evaluating any Complaint of Sexual Harassment, the perceived offensiveness of a particular expression, standing alone, is not sufficient by itself to constitute Sexual Harassment. The conduct in question must be objectively intimidating, hostile or offensive and interfere with a person’s right to equally participate in programs and activities of the College.

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Examples of hostile environment harassment may include, but are
not limited to:
Comments that are negative and consistently targeted at one gender, race,
or other Title VII category, or sexual orientation. … Verbal conduct such as epithets; derogatory or obscene comments; slurs or
sexual invitations; negatively stereotypical jokes; propositions; suggestive,
insulting, obscene comments or other verbal abuse of a sexual nature;
graphic, verbal commentary about an individual’s body, sexual prowess or
sexual deficiencies, race-based insults, intimidations, or ridicule. … Visual conduct such as derogatory posters, photographs, cartoons,
drawings or gestures or other displays in the work place of sexually or
racially derogatory objects or pictures; transmitting or posting via electronic
or other medium defamatory, harassing, obscene or threatening messages
or any communications prohibited by law.

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The following actions may be considered sexually harassing behavior: 1) unwanted sexual
advances, propositions, or questions; 2) unwelcome touching of a person’s body or clothing; 3)
public displays of sexually demeaning objects, photographs, posters, or cartoons in a manner that
is intended to interfere with work or education; 4) implied or overt threats, or punitive
action as the result of rejection of sexual advances or rejection of romantic involvement; and 5)
sexual assault.

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Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to: Verbal abuse or hostile behavior such as insulting, teasing,
mocking, degrading or ridiculing another person or group; Unwelcome or inappropriate physical contact, comments, questions, advances, jokes, epithets or demands; … Displays or electronic transmission of derogatory, demeaning or
hostile materials ….

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Examples of conduct that may be Sexual Harassment include, but are not
limited to:

Verbal: Offensive conversation, remarks, slurs, commentaries or epithets of a sexual nature; sexual jokes; sexual comments about appearance, clothing, body; comments concerning sexual relations.

Nonverbal: Leering, making sexual gestures.

Visual: Displaying sexually oriented or offensive objects, pictures, cartoons, posters or electronic programs or email ….

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Red Flags / Harassing Behavior … Anyone who makes unwanted and repeated statements about your clothes, body or personal life … Somebody puts up sexually graphic posters, magazines, screensavers, web pages, and/or emails where you can see them. … Someone you met puts pressure on you for sex (included repeated requests, staring, or other persistent behavior). … The University of Iowa forbids these types of behaviors and has a sexual harassment policy and related policies.

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Sexual harassment can occur whenever somebody says or does something sexually related that you don’t want them to say or do, regardless of who it is. Whether such unwelcome sexual behavior is sexual harassment depends on the circumstances in which the behavior occurs. For example:

When someone

* Talks about their sexual experiences.
* Asks you to talk about yours.
* Tells sexual jokes, innuendoes, and stories, or comments (about your clothes or body, or someone else’s).

Such behavior can constitute sexual harassment if it interferes with your work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile environment for your employment, education, on-campus living, or participation in a University activity.

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Examples of behavior that may be considered sexual harassment include, but are not limited to: … Severe or persistent unwelcome verbal, physical or other expressive conduct that is offensive or humiliating in a sexual way. Such conduct may include comments of a sexual nature and/or sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, anecdotes, gestures, or facial expressions that would offend or humiliate a reasonable person in the circumstances of the individual experiencing this conduct. Conduct need not be in person but can be any form of communication including but not limited to written, telephone, or electronic communication such as electronic mail and/or comments sent via the internet. … Any unwanted, inappropriate behavior that is targeted to a person or person(s) because of their gender or sexual orientation, for example repeatedly telling women (or men) that they are not capable of doing a certain kind of work.

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Examples of sexual harassment may include, but are not limited to the following: … * Sexual advances, physical or implied, or direct propositions of a sexual nature. This activity may include inappropriate/unnecessary touching or rubbing against another, sexually suggestive or degrading jokes or comments, remarks of a sexual nature about one’s clothing and/or body, preferential treatment in exchange for sexual activity, and the inappropriate display of sexually explicit pictures, text, printed materials, or objects that do not serve an academic purpose.
* A pattern of conduct, which can be subtle in nature, that has sexual overtones and is intended to create or has the effect of creating discomfort and/or humiliating another.
* Remarks speculating about a person’s sexual activities or sexual history, or remarks about one’s own sexual activities or sexual history that do not serve a medical, employment or academic purpose.

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Discriminatory harassment includes conduct (oral, written, graphic, or physical) directed against any person or a small group of persons because of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or veteran status (disabled or Vietnam Era) that has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of creating an offensive, demeaning, intimidating, threatening, or hostile environment for that person or a small group of persons. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, slurs, epithets, pranks, teasing, taunting, demeaning depictions or treatment, and threatened or actual abuse or harm.

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Examples of inappropriate conduct which may constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following, when such acts or behaviors come within one of the above definitions: …
d. Displaying or transmitting sexually suggestive language, pictures, objects, cartoons, or posters.
e. Writing sexually suggestive notes or letters.
f. Referring to or calling a person a sexually oriented name.
g. Telling sexual jokes or using sexually vulgar or explicit language.
h. Derogatory or provoking remarks about or relating to an individual’s sex or sexual orientation.
i. Harassing acts or behavior directed against a person on the basis of an individual’s sex or sexual orientation.
j. Off-campus conduct which falls within the above definition and affects the individual’s on-campus environment.

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Some examples of behavior that may constitute sexual harassment are: … suggestive or inappropriate communications, e-mail, notes, letters, or other written materials displaying objects or pictures which are sexual in nature that would create hostile or offensive work or living environments; sexual innuendoes, comments, and remarks about a person’s clothing, body or activities; suggestive or insulting sounds; whistling in a suggestive manner; humor and jokes about sex that denigrate men or women

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In order to enhance understanding of the conduct prohibited under this policy, the following
specific examples of racist and other discriminatory conduct are provided:

(c) Verbal assaults based on ethnicity, such as name calling, racial slurs, or “jokes” that demean a victim’s color, culture or history.

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The following are some examples of conduct, particularly when unwelcome, which may
constitute sexual harassment: … gender harassment, including sexist statements and behavior that convey insulting,
degrading, or sexist attitudes … sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes regardless of the means of
communication (oral, written, email, text messages, etc.)….

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Some examples of sexual harassment may include:

* Unnecessary references to various parts of the body
* Remarks about a person’s gender or sexual orientation
* Sexual innuendoes or humor
* Obscene gestures
* Sexual graffiti, pictures, or posters
* Sexually explicit profanity
* Stalking or cyberbullying
* e-mail and Internet use that violates this policy.

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It may include…
Verbal comments: Sexual innuendoes or jokes, comments that are suggestive or are about an individual’s body, sexual propositions, advances or threats.
Non-verbal gestures: Sexually suggestive objects or pictures, suggestive or insulting sounds, leering, whistling, obscene gestures.

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Examples of sexual conduct prohibited by this policy include the following:
* sexual flirtations or comments
* touching of a sexual nature
* graffiti of a sexual nature
* displaying or distributing of sexually explicit objects, pictures, and written materials
* sexual gestures
* sexual or “dirty” jokes
* talking about one’s sexual activity in front of others ….

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Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to; unwelcome and unreasonable conduct
which a reasonable person/woman under the circumstances would consider to be:
condescending or disparaging comments about a person’s gender obscene sexual gestures
the display of offensive sexual materials, including graffiti
unwelcome deliberate contact, including but not limited to brushing against, hugging,
patting, pinching, touching, or holding an individual sexual teasing, jokes, remarks,
questions, or comments turning discussions to sexual topics letters, telephone calls, or
materials of a sexual nature.

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Harassment includes, but is not limited to; unwelcome or unreasonable conduct which a
reasonable person/woman under the circumstances would consider to:
be condescending or disparaging comments about a person’s sexual
orientation/preference, race, national origin, ethnicity, or religion display offensive
materials, including graffiti

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Sexual harassment, as defined above, may include, but is not
limited to:
A. Suggesting or demanding sexual involvement of another
person.

C. -Displaying sexually explicit objects, photographs or drawings (except when warranted for legitimate academic purposes).
D. Making graphic or suggestive comments, propositions, sexual
gestures, obscene jokes, or demeaning sexual innuendoes.
The University will not accept as a defense to a claim of sexual
harassment that the alleged harasser did not intend to harass.

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Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited
to the following, when such behavior or acts come within one
of the definitions above: … 6. Displaying or transmitting sexually suggestive pictures,
objects, cartoons, or posters if it is known or should be
known that the behavior is unwelcome.
7. Continuing to write sexually suggestive notes or letters if it is known or should be known that the person does not welcome
such behavior.
8. Referring to or calling a person a sexualized name if it is
known or should be known that the person does not welcome such behavior.
9. Regularly telling sexual jokes or using sexually vulgar or explicit language in the presence of a person if it is known or should be known that the person does not welcome such behavior. … 11.Derogatory or provoking remarks about or relating to a person’s sex.
12.Harassing acts or behavior directed against a person on the
basis of his or her sex.

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Following are examples of behaviors, which, if based on race, ethnicity, or national origin, may constitute racial harassment:

* Making demeaning remarks to an individual or group or in the presence of an individual or group. This includes name calling, racial slurs, epithets, jokes, and racial put downs if the intention or result is to demean a person or group, treat individuals or groups differently because of race, ethnicity, national origin, or color, or create a hostile environment
* Displaying, circulating, or placing visual or written material demeaning race, ethnicity, national origin, or color in a University living or working area, when the intention or result is to make the education, working, or living environment hostile or demeaning

* Using “fighting words”; expressing in words, pictures, or symbols commonly understood to convey hatred or contempt, based on race, color or ethnicity, with the intent to inflict emotional distress

* Engaging in demeaning verbal and other expressive behavior of a racial nature in instructional settings.

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Examples of behaviors which might be considered sexual harassment include but are not limited to:

* Demeaning sexist statements, off-color jokes, crude sexual remarks, offensive stories, remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body, remarks about sexual activity or experiences
* Display or circulation of written materials or pictures degrading to individuals or gender groups

* Engaging in demeaning verbal and other expressive behavior of a sexual or gendered nature in instructional settings.

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When accompanied by one or more of the three conditions listed above, the following activities constitute sexual harassment. These examples are not intended to be all inclusive.

* Direct or implied threats or suggestions that submission to or rejection of sexual advances will determine and/or affect working conditions, work status, promotion, tenure, grades, letters of recommendation, etc.
* Continued unwelcome sexual flirtations, advances, or propositions;

* Verbal abuse of sexual nature;
* Sexual innuendos or sexually explicit statements, comments, questions, jokes or anecdotes;
* Gender or homophobic harassment: persistently intimidating, hostile, derogatory, contemptuous, demeaning or trivializing remarks directed at one sex, or sexual orientation;
* Verbal or physical harassment of a person on the basis of sexual orientation;
* Spreading false statements of a sexual nature.

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Sexual harassment may take different forms. Examples of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment are:
(1) Verbal: Sexual innuendoes, suggestive comments, jokes of a sexual nature, sexual propositions, lewd
remarks, threats, requests for any type of sexual favor (this includes repeated, unwelcome requests for
dates), and verbal abuse or “kidding” which is oriented towards a prohibitive form of harassment, including
that which is sex oriented and considered unwelcome.
(2) Non-verbal: The distribution, display, or discussion of any written or graphic material, including images,
posters, and cartoons that are sexually suggestive, or show hostility toward an individual or group because of
sex; suggestive or insulting sounds; leering; staring; whistling; obscene gestures; content in letters and
notes, facsimiles, e-mail, that is sexual in nature.

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Threatening or menacing speech: speech intended to put a particular person in reasonable fear of
physical or psychological harm, or speech that may reasonably be foreseen to induce such fear; Verbal harassment: a pattern of behavior entailing at least two instances of insulting and vituperative
speech, directed at a particular person and in the presence of that person, that may reasonably be
foreseen to interfere with that person’s education, inhibit that person’s freedom of action or
expression, or cause significant mental or emotional harm; Assaultive speech: speech intended to insult and provoke, employing vituperative obscenity or abusive
epithets, directed at a particular person and made in that person’s presence, without reasonable
provocation, that may reasonably be foreseen to interfere with that person’s education, inhibit that
person’s freedom of action or expression, or cause significant mental or emotional harm.

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Sexual harassment may take different forms. Using a person’s response to a request for sexual favors as a basis for an academic or employment decision is one form of sexual harassment. Examples of this type of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following:

– requesting or demanding sexual favors in exchange for employment or academic opportunities (such as hiring, promotions, grades, or recommendations);

– submitting unfair or inaccurate job or academic evaluations or grades, or denying training, promotion, or access to any other employment or academic opportunity, because sexual advances have been rejected.

Other types of unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature can also constitute sexual harassment, if sufficiently severe or pervasive that the target does find, and a reasonable person would find, that an intimidating, hostile or abusive work or academic environment has been created. Examples of this kind of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following:

– sexual comments, teasing, or jokes;

– sexual slurs, demeaning epithets, derogatory statements, or other verbal abuse;

– graphic or sexually suggestive comments about an individual’s attire or body;

– inquiries or discussions about sexual activities;

– pressure to accept social invitations, to meet privately, to date, or to have sexual relations;

– sexually suggestive letters or other written materials;

– sexual touching, brushing up against another in a sexual manner, graphic or sexually suggestive gestures, cornering, pinching, grabbing, kissing, or fondling;

– coerced sexual intercourse or sexual assault.

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Sexual harassment includes unsolicited and unwelcome contact of a sexual nature. Gis
includes:
A. Written contact, such as suggestive or obscene letters, notes, invitations, or electronic
communication;
B. Verbal contact, such as sexually suggestive or obscene comments, threats, slurs, epithets,
jokes about gender-specific traits, sexual propositions;

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Specific examples of sexual harassment may include, but are not limited to:
[…]
4. unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which an individual regards as undesirable or offensive, including but not necessarily limited to sexually explicit jokes, statements, and questions or remarks about sexual activity or experience.

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The Kinds of Incidents That You Should Report to the Teams […] FOR EXAMPLE : *You are subjected to verbal abuse because you are gay, lesbian, or bisexual. […] *A poster advertising a religious speaker is defaced with anti-Semitic phrases. *Every time you go to class, your lab partner insists on telling jokes that are demeaning to women.

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Under this policy, sexual harassment can be verbal, visual, or physical. It can be overt […] or explicit–it can be implied from the conduct, circumstances, and relationships of the persons involved. […] It can range from unwelcome sexual flirtations and inappropriate put-downs of individual persons or classes of people to serious physical abuses such as sexual assault. Examples could include, but are not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances; repeated and unwelcome sexually-oriented kidding, teasing, joking, or flirting; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; commentary about an individual’s body, sexual prowess, or sexual deficiencies; derogatory or demeaning comments about women or men in general, whether sexual or not; […] or displaying objects or pictures, including electronic images, which are sexual in nature and which create a hostile or offensive work, education, or living environment.

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Sexual harassment includes unsolicited and unwelcome contact of a sexual nature. This includes:
A. Written contact, such as suggestive or obscene letters, notes, invitations, or electronic
communication;
B. Verbal contact, such as sexually suggestive or obscene comments, threats, slurs, epithets, jokes
about gender-specific traits, sexual propositions;

[…]

D. Gestures or public display of suggestive objects or pictures, cartoons, posters or magazines.

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Other types of unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature can
also constitute sexual harassment if sufficiently severe or pervasive that the target does find, and a reasonable person would find, that an intimidating, hostile or abusive work or academic environment has been created. Examples of this kind of sexual harassment (known as hostile environment
harassment) include, but are not limited to, the following:
• sexual comments, teasing, or jokes;
• sexual slurs, demeaning epithets, derogatory statements, or
other verbal abuse;
• graphic or sexually suggestive comments about an individual’s
attire or body;
• inquiries or discussions about sexual activities;

[…]

• sexually suggestive letters or other written materials;
• sexual touching, brushing up against another in a sexual
manner, graphic or sexually suggestive gestures, cornering, pinching, grabbing, kissing, or fondling;

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Other types of unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature can also constitute sexual harassment, if sufficiently severe or pervasive that the target does find, and a reasonable person would find, that an intimidating, hostile or abusive work or academic environment has been created. Examples of this kind of sexual harassment (known as hostile environment harassment) include, but are not limited to, the following:

– sexual comments, teasing, or jokes;
– sexual slurs, demeaning epithets, derogatory statements, or other verbal abuse;
– graphic or sexually suggestive comments about an individual’s attire or body;
– inquiries or discussions about sexual activities;

[…]

– sexually suggestive letters or other written materials;
– sexual touching, brushing up against another in a sexual manner, graphic or sexually suggestive gestures, cornering, pinching, grabbing, kissing, or fondling;

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Other types of unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature can also constitute sexual harassment, if sufficiently severe or pervasive that the target does find, and a reasonable person would find, that an intimidating, hostile or abusive work or academic environment has been created. Examples of this kind of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following:

– sexual comments, teasing, or jokes;

– sexual slurs, demeaning epithets, derogatory statements, or other verbal abuse;

– graphic or sexually suggestive comments about an individual’s attire or body;
-inquiries or discussions about sexual activities;

[…]

– sexually suggestive letters or other written materials;

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Examples of sexual harassment: sexually degrading words or gestures; verbal sexual abuse or harassment; offensive sexual graffiti, pictures or cartoons; subtle pressure for sexual activity; leering or ogling; disparaging remarks to a person about his/her gender or clothing; demands for sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats; unnecessary touching, patting, pinching, or brushing.

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Examples of unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that may constitute sexual harassment may, but do not necessarily, include, and are not limited to:

[…]

– sexually explicit statements, comments, questions, jokes, innuendoes, anecdotes, or gestures;
– unnecessary touching, patting, hugging, or brushing against a person’s body or other inappropriate touching of an individual’s body;
– remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body;
– use of electronic mail or computer dissemination of sexually oriented, sex-based
communications;

[…]

– displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures, magazines, cartoons, or screen savers;
– inquiries, remarks, or discussions about an individual’s sexual experiences or
activities and other written or oral references to sexual conduct.

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Other examples of sexual harassment may include but are not limited to:
consensual relationships; physical sexual assault; use of sexual epithets;
written or oral references to sexual conduct; gossip regarding one’s
sexual life; comment on an individual’s body; comments about an
individual’s sexual activity deficiencies; or prowess; unwelcome sexual
jokes; unwelcome whistling; staring or leering at another person;
unnecessary touching, patting or pinching.

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exual harassment may include one or more of the following:

* verbal harassment or abuse of a sexual nature
* unnecessary touching, patting, pinching or brushing against a person’s body
* subtle pressure for sexual activities
* leering (excessive staring) at a person’s body
* displaying sexually explicit or suggestive pictures or cartoons
* non-verbal gesture of sexual nature
* sexually explicit cards, notes or other written correspondence

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Examples of conduct that may constitute or support a finding of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following types of behavior:
– verbal or written sexually suggestive or obscene comments, jokes, or propositions including letters, notes, e-mail, or comments about a person’s clothing,
– visual contact, such as leering or staring at another’s body,
– sexually suggestive cartoons, posters, or magazines,
– unwanted physical contact such as intentional touching, grabbing, pinching, or blocking movement.

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# A person (student, faculty or staff) pressuring another person for sexual involvement that is unwanted or received as inappropriate.
# Unwelcome invasion of person space when perceived as a sexual advance, sexually degrading comments directed at an individual, or inappropriate use of sexually suggestive visual material, jokes, or comments.

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Persons who wish to check their own behavior for potentially harassing remarks and behaviors should be reminded that asking for sexual favors, telling sexual jokes, making lewd remarks or displaying sexually explicit pictures/posters/calendars may harass others. Sexual harassment is usually in the eye of the beholder. When a person states that something is harassing, the behavior should stop.

Typical harassing behaviors are:

1. Promising or withholding something of value in return for sexual behaviors.

2. Displaying sexually explicit materials.

3. Telling sexually explicit jokes or making sexual comments.

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Sexual
harassment may include a range of subtle and not so subtle behaviors and may involve
individuals of the same or different gender. Depending on the circumstances, these
behaviors may include, but are not limited to: unwanted sexual advances or requests for
sexual favors; sexual jokes and innuendo; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; commentary
about an individual’s body, sexual prowess or sexual deficiencies; leering, catcalls or
touching; insulting or obscene comments or gestures; display or circulation on the
campus of sexually suggestive objects or pictures (including through e-mail); and other
physical, verbal or visual conduct of a sexual nature.

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Harassing conduct includes, but is
not limited to: epithets, slurs or negative stereotyping; threatening, intimidating or hostile
acts; denigrating jokes and display or circulation on the campus of written or graphic
material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group
(including through e-mail).

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his includes, but is not limited to: repeated offensive and unwanted sexual flirtations, advances or propositions; continued or repeated verbal abuse of a sexual nature; graphic or degrading verbal comments about an individual or his or her appearance; the unwanted display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures; or any offensive physical contact, such as sexually patting, pinching or repeated brushing against another’s body.

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The National Advisory Council on Women’s Educational Programs has identified five categories of sexual harassment. They are:

1. generalized sexist remarks or behaviors which include: indicating one sex is not as capable as the other, telling off-color jokes, making suggestive comments, leering, ogling.

2. inappropriate and offensive sexual advances that are often accompanied by suggestive remarks and/or touching.

3. sexual activity or other sex-related behavior is solicited (usually very subtly) with promise of reward such as higher grades.

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EXAMPLES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

When accompanied by one or more of the three conditions listed above, the following activities constitute sexual harassment. These examples are not intended to be all inclusive.

[…]

– Subtle pressure for sexual activity including inappropriate or offensive sexual advances;

– Repeated staring or ogling;

– Unnecessary patting or constant brushing against the body;

– Verbal abuse of sexual nature;

– Sexual innuendos or sexually explicit statements, comments, questions, jokes or anecdotes;

– Gender or homophobic harassment: persistently intimidating, hostile, derogatory, contemptuous, demeaning or trivializing remarks directed at one sex, or sexual orientation;

– Verbal or physical harassment of a person on the basis of sexual orientation;

– Spreading false statements of a sexual nature.

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Examples of this kind of sexual harassment (known as
hostile environment harassment) include, but are not limited
to, the following:
• sexual comments, teasing, or jokes;
• sexual slurs, demeaning epithets, derogatory statements, or other verbal abuse;
• graphic or sexually suggestive comments about an
individual’s attire or body;
• inquiries or discussions about sexual activities;
• pressure to accept social invitations, to meet privately,
to date, or to have sexual relations;
• sexually suggestive letters or other written materials;
• sexual touching, brushing up against another in a sexual
manner, graphic or sexually suggestive gestures, cornering, pinching, grabbing, kissing, or fondling;

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Examples of this kind of sexual harassment (known as hostile environment harassment) include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Sexual comments, teasing, or jokes
* Sexual slurs, demeaning epithets, derogatory statements, or other verbal abuse;
* Graphic or sexually suggestive comments about an individual’s attire or body;
* Inquires or discussions about sexual activities;
* Pressure to accept social invitations, to meet privately, to date, or to have sexual relations;
* Sexually suggestive letters or written material;
* Sexual touching, brushing up against another in a sexual manner, graphic or sexually suggestive gestures, cornering, pinching, grabbing, kissing, or fondling;

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Examples of this kind of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following:

– sexual comments, teasing, or jokes;

– sexual slurs, demeaning epithets, derogatory statements, or other verbal abuse;

– graphic or sexually suggestive comments about an individual’s attire or body;

– inquiries or discussions about sexual activities;

– pressure to accept social invitations, to meet privately, to date, or to have sexual relations;

– sexually suggestive letters or other written materials;

– sexual touching, brushing up against another in a sexual manner, graphic or sexually suggestive gestures, cornering, pinching, grabbing, kissing, or fondling;

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Examples of this kind of sexual harassment include, but are not limited
to, the following:
• sexual comments, teasing, or jokes;
• sexual slurs, demeaning epithets, derogatory statements, or other verbal abuse;
• graphic or sexually suggestive comments about an individual’s attire or body;
• inquiries or discussions about sexual activities;
• pressure to accept social invitations, to meet privately, to date, or to have sexual
relations;
• sexually suggestive letters or other written materials;
• sexual touching, brushing up against another in a sexual manner, graphic or
sexually
• suggestive gestures, cornering, pinching, grabbing, kissing, or fondling;

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Examples of this kind of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following:
• sexual comments, teasing, or jokes;
• sexual slurs, demeaning epithets, derogatory statements, or other verbal abuse;
• graphic or sexually suggestive comments about an individual’s attire or body;
• inquiries or discussions about sexual activities;
• pressure to accept social invitations, to meet privately, to date, or to have sexual relations;
• sexually suggestive letters or other written materials;
• sexual touching, brushing up against another in a sexual manner, graphic or sexually suggestive gestures, cornering, pinching, grabbing, kissing, or fondling

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Examples of this kind of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following:

– sexual comments, teasing, or jokes;

– sexual slurs, demeaning epithets, derogatory statements, or other verbal abuse;

– graphic or sexually suggestive comments about an individual’s attire or body;

– inquiries or discussions about sexual activities;

– pressure to accept social invitations, to meet privately, to date, or to have sexual relations;

– sexually suggestive letters or other written materials;

– sexual touching, brushing up against another in a sexual manner, graphic or sexually suggestive gestures, cornering, pinching, grabbing, kissing, or fondling;

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Examples of Sexual Harassment
The following examples are illustrative of conduct that, if proven, would be considered by the University to establish sexual harassment in either an employment or an academic setting:

• Pressure for a dating, romantic, or intimate relationship
[…]
• Belittling remarks about a person’s gender or sexual orientation
• Inappropriate sexual innuendoes or humor
• Offensive sexual graffiti, pictures, or posters (about another individual or posted in common areas with the intent to offend)
• E-mail and Internet use that violates this policy
• unsolicited, unwelcome flirtations, advances, and/or propositions of a sexual nature
• insults, jokes, or anecdotes that belittle or demean an individual or a group’s sexuality or gender
• unwelcome sexually-oriented and/or obscene gestures, verbal expressions, or comments of a sexual nature about an individual’s body, clothing, or sexual experience
• inappropriate displays of sexually suggestive objects or pictures
• leering or ogling

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Examples of Behaviors That Constitute A Violation Of This Policy Include,
But Are Not Limited To:
[…]
• Calling an individual by an unwanted nickname that refers to one or more of the
above protected categories, or telling jokes pertaining to one or more of the above
protected categories.
• Using derogatory references with regard to any of the above protected
categories.
• Engaging in threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts towards another individual
in the workplace because that individual belongs to, or is associated with any of the above protected categories.
• Displaying or distributing material (including electronic communications) in the workplace that contains derogatory or demeaning language or images pertaining to any of the above protected categories.

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Every instance of alleged harassment must be considered in the context of its specific and
unique circumstances; however, the following are examples of behaviors that are likely to be
judged to be harassing: repeatedly directing racial epithets at an individual; hanging a noose in
an African-American’s workplace or dormitory; painting a Nazi swastika on the door of a Jewish student, professor, or staff member; repeatedly sending unwelcome, sexually-explicit
email messages to another; a group of students surrounding another student and taunting the
student about his or her sexual orientation; making unwelcome sexual propositions; repeatedly
telling derogatory gender-based jokes; displaying sexually suggestive objects or pictures in the
workplace except as those items may be part of legitimate pedagogical pursuits; giving
unwelcome hugs or repeatedly brushing or touching another’s body.

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1. Sexual harassment can include:
a. Verbal harassment–sexual
innuendo, suggestive comments, threats, insults, jokes
about gender-specific traits, sexual
propositions, making suggestive
or insulting noises.
b. Nonverbal harassment–making
obscene gestures, whistling, leering, staring…

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The following are examples of behaviors that can create a hostile environment if they are unwanted and uninvited:

Off-color jokes or teasing
Comments about body parts or sex life
Suggestive pictures, posters, calendars or cartoons
Leering, stares or gestures
Repeated requests for dates
Excessive attention in the form of love letters, telephone calls or gifts…

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For the purposes of this policy, “intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic environment means:

a. unwelcome sexually-oriented jokes, innuendoes, obscenities, pictures or any action with a sexual connotation which makes an employee or student feel uncomfortable in the workplace or academic environment; or

b. any aggressive, harassing behavior in the workplace or academic environment, whether or not sexual in connotation, is directed toward an employee or student based on the employee’s or student’s sex.

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Sexual harassment may include a range of subtle and not so subtle behaviors and may involve individuals of the same or different gender. Depending on the circumstances, these behaviors may include, but are not limited to: unwanted sexual advances or requests for sexual favors; sexual jokes and innuendoes; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; commentary about an individual’s body; leering, catcalls or touching; insulting or obscene comments or gestures; display or circulation in the workplace of sexually suggestive objects or pictures (including electronic media); and other physical, verbal or visual conduct of a sexual nature.

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Harassing conduct includes, but is not limited to: labels, slurs or negative stereotyping; threatening, intimidating or hostile acts; jokes and display or circulation in the workplace of written or graphic material (including electronic media) that is degrading or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group.

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Prohibited acts that constitute sexual harassment may take a variety of forms. Examples of the kinds of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

1. Unwelcome sexual propositions, invitations, solicitations, and flirtations.
[…]
3. Unwelcome verbal expressions of a sexual nature, including graphic sexual commentaries about a person’s body, dress, appearance, or sexual activities; the unwelcome use of sexually degrading language, jokes or innuendoes; unwelcome suggestive or insulting sounds or whistles; obscene phone calls.
4. Sexually suggestive objects, pictures, videotapes, audio recordings or literature, placed in the work or study area, may embarrass or offend individuals. Such materials if used in an educational setting should be related to educational purposes.

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Harassment can be:

Verbal, non-verbal, or physical;

Exclusion based upon personal or group differences;

Intimidation or humiliation based on personal or group differences;

Abusive language, threats, or similar acts of bigotry, racism, sexism, or discrimination;

Jokes, comments, gossip or graffiti that perpetuate personal or group myths, fallacies, prejudices, or stereotypes;

Any subtle or direct references, based on race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or religion, which demean, exclude, intimidate, or adversely effect an individual or group

Unsolicited e-mail or telephone calls containing abusive language, threats, causes, discomfort, derogatory, or sexual in nature;

Unsolicited, deliberate or repeated sexually derogatory statements, gestures or physical contact which are objectionable to the recipient and which cause discomfort or humiliation;

Pressure from a person or either sex against a person of the opposite or same sex;

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Sexual
harassment includes a range of behaviors — none of which is acceptable when the recipient finds
them offensive. Sexual harassment may include actions such as the following:
· Sex-oriented verbal “kidding” or abuse.
· Subtle pressure for sexual activity.
· Physical contact such as patting, pinching or constant brushing against another’s body.
· Expressed or insinuated requests or demands for sexual favors, accompanied by implied or overt
promises of preferential treatment or threats concerning an individual’s employment or academic
status.
· Verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive
working/academic/living environment.

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Under this policy, sexual harassment can be verbal, visual or physical. It can be overt, as in the suggestion that a person could get a higher grade or a raise in salary by submitting to sexual advances. The suggestion or the advance need not be direct or, explicit–it can be implied from the conduct, circumstances, and relationship of the persons involved. Sexual harassment can also consist of persistent, unwelcome attempts to change a professional or academic relationship to a personal one. It can range from unwelcome sexual flirtations and inappropriate put-downs of individual persons or classes of people to serious physical abuses such as sexual assault. Examples include, but are not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances; repeated sexually-oriented kidding, teasing, joking, or flirting; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; commentary about an individual’s body, sexual prowess, or sexual deficiencies; derogatory or demeaning comments about women or men in general, whether sexual or not; leering, touching, pinching, or brushing against another’s body; or displaying objects or pictures which are sexual in nature and which create a hostile or offensive work or living environment.

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Some behaviors which, if unwelcome or repeated, constitute sexual
harassment include:
Verbal
❚ suggestive comments about a person’s clothing, body, or sexual
activity
❚ humor or jokes about sex or about gender-related characteristics
❚ sexual innuendos and comments
❚ direct or indirect threats linked to sexual propositions or sexually explicit
questions
Nonverbal
❚ suggestive or insulting sounds (leering, whistling)
❚ display of sexually-explicit pictures
❚ obscene gestures
❚ staring at a person’s physical features
[…]
Written
❚ suggestive notes, letters
❚ suggestive E-mail messages

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Personal Behavior…Any student defaming a University employee by using false and malicious statements will be subject to suspension, expulsion or other appropriate disciplinary action. The conduct of a student is an important indication of character and future usefulness in life. It is incumbent upon each student to maintain the highest standards of integrity, honesty, and morality… Some types of behavior are completely contrary to the principles and values of the University, and as such, will not be tolerated. They are:
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– The use of profane and abusive language

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•Unwelcome sexual flirtation
•Direct propositions of a sexual nature
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•Subtle pressure for sexual activity (i.e., “How would you like to go to a conference in Detroit with me?”)
•Pattern of conduct (not legitimately related to office business or the subject matter of course) which causes humiliation or discomfort, such as sexually explicit or sexist comments, questions, anecdotes or jokes
•Pattern of conduct that would cause humiliation or discomfort in a person at whom the behavior was directed (i.e., unnecessary touching, patting, hugging, brushing against a person’s body, remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s body or clothing, remarks or speculation about a person’s sexual activity or sexual experience)
•Display of sexually demeaning objects and pictures

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In order to constitute sexual harassment, it is essential that the
behavior be unwelcome. Examples of sexual harassment include, but
are not limited to, the following:
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5. a course or pattern of conduct — particularly, comments of a
sexual nature or sexually explicit questions, jokes or anecdotes
— which embarrass or humiliate a student or employee;
6. a course or pattern of conduct which causes discomfort or
humiliation to a reasonable person at whom the conduct was
directed, including one or more of the following:
(a) Unnecessary touching, patting, hugging, or brushing
against a person’s body;
(b) Remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing
or body;
(c) Remarks about sexual activity, sexual prowess, or
sexual deficiencies;
(d) Repeated or unwanted requests for dates
7. Sexually degrading or vulgar words to describe an individual;
8. Leering, whistling, touching, pinching, and brushing the body,
suggestive or obscene comments or gestures;
9. Gratuitous display of sexually suggestive objects, pictures, posters, or cartoons;
10. Verbal abuse of a sexual nature.

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Sexual
harassment may occur when it is directed
at members of the opposite gender or
when it is directed at members of the same gender. It includes, but is not limited to:
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– unwelcome behavior or words of a sexual nature directed at an individual because of gender.

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The following examples illustrate but do not exhaust the types of conduct referred to:
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– a person would be in violation by making a demeaning remark based on a person’s race or ethnicity, or by using racial slurs or “jokes”, and those remarks created a hostile work, educational or living environment for a person or persons hearing the remark, or for a person to whom the demeaning remark may have been specifically addressed….

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Sexual harassment manifests itself in many forms. This behavior may include but is not limited to the following:

* conduct or comments directed at an individual, based on the individual’s gender, that are abusive in nature;
* sexual innuendoes in the guise of humor to coerce sexual favors;
* sexual teasing, jokes, remarks or questions;
* sexual remarks about a person’s body, clothing or behavior;
[…]

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Examples of violating behaviors may include, but are not limited to, the following:
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– Non-compliance with reasonable requests from the instructor regarding
class participation;
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– Targeted verbal attacks, beyond a reasonable statement of opinion, that
may cause humiliation or stress to another;
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– Uttering “fighting words” that may incite violence;

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Harassment on the basis of race or color is a violation if the conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment, or interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance. Racial slurs or jokes and verbal or physical conduct motivated by an individual’s race or color are unacceptable in the University educational and work community.

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Harassment on the basis of sexual orientation is a violation if the conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment, or interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance. Slurs, jokes, and verbal or physical conduct motivated by an individual’s sexual orientation is unacceptable in the University educational and work environment.

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WHAT CONSTITUTES RACIAL OR ETHNIC HARASSMENT?
– Using racial or ethnic slurs against a student, University employee or visitor to a
University facility.
– Posting written or graphic material that is intended to be derogatory of a racial or
ethnic group.
– Defacing signs or other property in a way that is intended to be derogatory of a racial or ethnic group.
– Sending mail or telephone communications that harass an individual because of the individual’s racial or ethnic identity.

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Examples of behaviors which may constitute sexual harassment or
inappropriate conduct in the University community include but are not limited to:
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– Written, verbal, pictorial or nonverbal communications of a sexual nature
which do not contribute to or advance the work, service or education activity being conducted.

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Some examples of behaviors that could be
perceived as harassing include, but are not limited
to, graphic comments, offensive e-mail
transmissions, and offensive or suggestive graphics
visible on public display or on the Internet. In
addition, sexual harassment can include the display
of sexually graphic objects and persistent and
unwelcome sexual advances.

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To avoid misunderstandings about what might constitute sexual harassment, the following guidelines should be followed. Please
note that sexual harassment is not limited to the examples shown.
– Repeated, unwanted social invitations should be avoided.
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-No sexually suggestive or abusive talk, including “dirty” or gender-related jokes meant to demean.
– No offensive printed or written materials, including sexually offensive cartoons, lists of sexual jokes, or any material that
inappropriately raises the issue of sex.
– No use of descriptive words, when not the subject of an academic or business matter, that includes parts of the anatomy or
either sexes genitalia.

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Examples of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment can include any or all of the following behaviors, as well as others which are not listed:

* Harassment through public or private insult, sexually suggestive comments concerning a person’s body or behavior, and sexual demands.
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Remarks about another person’s clothing, body, sexual activities, sexual preferences, or sexual orientation, as well as teasing, jokes, remarks, or gestures which are sexual in nature.
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Unwanted communications of a sexual nature in writing, by telephone, or by other means…

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Examples of harassment. While harassment can take many forms, there are two generally recognized forms of
harassment.
(1) Verbal Harassment: Offensive comments regarding a person’s nationality, origin, race, color, religion,
gender, sexual orientation, age, body disability, or appearance. This includes epithets, slurs, and negative
stereotyping.
(2) Non-Verbal Harassment: Creation, distribution, display and/or discussion of any written or graphic
material that ridicules, denigrates, insults, belittles, or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual, or
group because of national origin, race color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy,
appearance, disability, marital status, or other protected status.

examples

By August 28, 2013

Examples of sexual harassment. While sexual harassment can take many forms, there are three generally
recognized forms of harassment.
(1) Verbal: Verbal sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, Sexual innuendoes, suggestive comments,
jokes of a sexual nature, sexual propositions, lewd remarks, and threats. Requests for any type of sexual favor
(this includes repeated, unwelcome requests for dates). Verbal abuse or “kidding” that is oriented, towards a
prohibited form of harassment, including that which is sexually oriented and considered unwelcome.
(2) Non-verbal: Non-verbal sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, the distribution, display, or
discussion of any written or graphic material, (including, but not limited to, calendars, posters, and cartoons)
that are sexually suggestive, or show hostility toward an individual or group because of sex; suggestive or
insulting sounds; leering; inappropriate whistling (e.g., “wolf whistling”); obscene gestures; and content in
letters and notes, facsimiles, or e-mail, that is sexual in nature.

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# subtle pressure for sexual activity, or sexual innuendoes;
# physical aggression, assault, unwelcome touching, hugging, patting;
# disparaging remarks and gestures about one’s gender or sexual orientation;
# verbal sexual abuse disguised as humor;
# display of sexually explicit pictures;
# repeated references to various parts of the body at inappropriate times;
# requests for dates when the other person has made it clear that she or he is not interested;
# constant sexual joking;
# sexist language;
# “elevator eyes,” whistles, or other suggestive gestures.

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A group of male students write obscenities on the chalkboard before the female instructor arrives to class.
A group of students in the Hoke coffee shop openly ridicule a male student because he is gay.
# A group of male students sit at the entrance of the cafeteria and “rate” on a scale of one to ten women students for attractiveness as they pass the check-in counter.
A faculty member uses sexual metaphors to illustrate his lecture when other types of metaphors could just as effectively be used.

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Making unsolicited written, verbal, physical and/or visual contact with sexual overtones. (Examples include, but are not limited to: suggestive comments, slurs, jokes, or epithets. Physical examples include, but are not limited to: assault, touching, impeding, or blocking movement. Visual examples include, but are not limited to: leering, gestures, display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures, cartoons, or posters.)
2. Continuing to express sexual interest after being informed that the interest is unwelcome. (Reciprocal attraction is not considered sexual harassment.)

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Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to: […] D. A pattern of conduct that unreasonably interferes with the work or academic environment (not legitimately related to the subject matter of a course) including: 1. Sexual comments or inappropriate references to gender. 2. Sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes regardless of the means of communication (oral, written, electronic, etc.). 3. Unwanted touching, patting, hugging, brushing against a person’s body, or staring. 4. Inquiries and commentaries about sexual activity, experience, or orientation. 5. The display of inappropriate sexually oriented materials in a location where others can view them.

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Sexual harassment includes:
1. Sexist comments, sexual slurs, unwanted touching and sexual advances (especially when these are repeated) unaccompanied by threat of reprisal or promise of reward.
2. Behavior on the part of persons in authority (e.g., professors, supervisors, and upperclassmen) which derogates, intimidates, abuses, or coerces other members of the Wabash community on the basis of gender or sexual preference.
3. More serious forms such as physical and verbal acts of intimidation (including acts of vandalism) and sexual advances accompanied
by the promise of reward and/or threats of reprisal and punishment and rape.

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Racial harassment includes but is not limited to verbal, physical or written abuse directed
towards an individual or group on the basis of race or racial affiliation. Some examples, such as
physical and verbal assaults, are easily identified. More difficult to label is the harassment
hidden behind graffiti or insensitive words or statements, such as epithets or “jokes.” Both the
blatant abuse and the more subtle harassment can be equally damaging.

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Examples of sexual harassment may include but are not limited to: verbal conduct of a sexual
nature; subtle pressure for sexual activity; sexual remarks about an individual’s or group’s
body or sexual activities; unnecessary touching, patting or pinching; demands for sexual favors
accompanied by implied or overt threats or offers concerning one’s job, grades, letter of
recommendation, etc.; physical sexual assault.

examples

By August 28, 2013

Examples of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment
include, but are not limited to, the following:
■ Unwelcome sexually suggestive looks, gestures,
comments, or questions
■ Remarks that stigmatize or ridicule on the basis
of gender
■ Unwanted pressure for dates or sexual favors
■ Unwelcome letters or phone calls discussing sexual
matters
■ Inappropriate display of offensive, sexually-oriented
visual materials (e.g., slides, photographs)
[….]

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Examples of abusive behavior that
this policy prohibits include, but are not limited to,
the use of derogatory names, […] conduct intended to
unreasonably annoy or disturb, exhibiting, distributing,
posting, or advertising publicly, offensive, indecent or
abusive matter concerning any person or groups of
persons, inappropriately directed laughter, inconsiderate
jokes, or anonymous notes or phone calls.

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By August 28, 2013

Examples of behavior that may be deemed sexual harassment include:
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3. a pattern of unnecessary sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes or anecdotes not related to classroom material
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5. remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing, body, sexual activity, or previous experience.

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A. EXAMPLES
Examples of behavior which could, under certain
circumstances, be considered sexual harassment under these
guidelines include:
1. Unwelcome jokes or stories which are specifically
designed to embarrass or humiliate through their
sexual subject matter content.
2. Unwelcome sexual communications designed to
arouse another, or unwelcome sexual remarks
pertaining to a person’s clothing or anatomy.
3. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual
favors, or other verbal or physical sexual conduct.
4. Unwelcome display of sexually explicit materials in
an individual’s place of work or study.

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EXAMPLES OF PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR
Prohibited acts that constitute sexual harassment may take a variety of
forms. Examples of the kinds of conduct that may constitute sexual
harassment include but are not limited to:
1. Unwelcome sexual propositions, invitations, solicitations, and
flirtations.
2. Threats or insinuations that a person’s employment, wages,
academic grade, promotional opportunities, classroom or work
assignments, or other conditions of employment or academic
life may be adversely affected by not submitting to sexual
advances.1
3. Unwelcome verbal expressions of a sexual nature, including
graphic sexual commentaries about a person’s body, dress,
appearance, or sexual activities; the unwelcome use of
sexually degrading language, jokes, or innuendoes;
unwelcome suggestive or insulting sounds; obscene phone
calls.
4. Sexually suggestive objects, pictures, videotapes, audio
recordings or literature placed in the work, study, or recreation
area that may embarrass or offend individuals. Such material
must clearly relate to educational purposes if used in an
educational setting.
5. Obscene gestures or unwelcome and inappropriate touching.

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B. General Misconduct
A student may be formally charged with misconduct for any
of the following actions allegedly committed on campus or in
any way related to any University activity:

15. Lewd, indecent, disorderly, or obscene conduct,
including improper use of telephone, campus mail,
U.S. mail, computer, e-mail or network services.

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If it meets one of these three conditions, behavior such as the following is considered sexual harassment:

* subtle or blatant pressure for sexual activity
* persistent sexually explicit or sexist statements or stories
* frequent jokes of a sexual nature
* repeated leering or staring at a person’s body
* unwanted hugging, patting, kissing, brushing up against someone’s body, or other inappropriate sexual touching
* suggestive or obscene notes or phone calls
* the display of sexually explicit pictures or cartoons