Sexual Harassment is defined as: unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive to have the effect of unreasonably interfering with, limiting or denying someone the ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s educational program. The unwelcome behavior may be based on power differentials (quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment or retaliation. Examples include: … gender-based bullying.
There are three potential outcomes that could occur: …
2. Finding of “Inappropriate Behavior Not Rising to the Level of a Violation” of the University’s Policy Regarding Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment
There may be a determination that the behavior was inappropriate and unprofessional but did not rise to the level of violating the University’s Policy Regarding Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment. Such inappropriate behavior may merit discipline, ongoing monitoring, coaching, or other appropriate action. Neither party may appeal such a finding. If retaliatory behavior occurs after the issuance of this determination, either party may bring a complaint under Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures.