Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors both verbal and nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. The harasser could be a member of the faculty, staff, someone outside the campus community or a fellow student.
Sexual harassment of a student can deny or limit, on the basis of sex, the student’s ability to participate in or to receive benefits, services, and/or opportunities in the university’s programs.
Sexual harassment can take many forms ranging from unwanted comments regarding appearance, to subtle pressure for sexual activity, to unwelcome physical touching, to sexual violence.
Other examples of sexual harassment include (but are NOT limited to):
• Comments about another person’s body • Sexually explicit pictures or suggestive objects placed in a living or work space (that a reasonable person would find offensive) • Unwanted propositions of a sexual nature, or demands for sexual favors. • Stalking • Unwanted telephone calls, text messages, social media messages or e-mails with sexually explicit content. • Unwanted sexual contact.