Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Sexual Misconduct

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Sexual Harassment
Unwelcome sex based verbal, written, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … c. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with the individual’s work or educational performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment, the complained of conduct must be severe, persistent, or pervasive.

Examples of inappropriate behavior that may constitute unlawful sexual harassment or Sexual Misconduct included, but are not limited to:

  • Sexual teasing, jokes, remarks, or questions;
  • Sexual looks and gestures;
  • Communicating in a manner with sexual overtones;
  • Inappropriate comments about dress or physical appearance;
  • Inappropriate discussion of private sexual behavior;
  • Gifts, letters, calls, emails, online posts, or materials of a sexual nature;
  • Sexually explicit visual material (calendars, posters, cards, software, internet, or other multimedia materials);
  • Sexual favoritism;
  • Pressure for dates or sexual favors;
  • Unwelcome physical contact (touching, patting, stroking, rubbing);
  • Non-consensual video or audio taping of sexual activity;
  • Exposing one’s genitals or inducing another to expose his/her genitals;
  • Stalking;
  • Domestic or dating violence;
  • Non-consensual sexual intercourse, sexual assault, or rape; or
  • Other gender-based threats, discrimination, intimidation, hazing, bullying, stalking, or violence.

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