Student Sexual Misconduct Policy: Sexual/gender harassment

Category: Harassment Policies School: College of Charleston Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: October 2, 2017

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Sexual/gender harassment includes 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 work or academic performance or other educational benefit or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, learning or living environment.

Sexual misconduct can take various forms. They include, but are not limited to the following items:

A. Verbal.

Unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors based upon gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression; Verbal harassment, such as sexual innuendoes, suggestive comments, jokes of a sexual nature, sexual propositions or threats; epithets; slurs; negative stereotyping (including “jokes”); Repeated, unwelcome requests for social engagements; Questions or comments about sexual behavior or preference.

B. Non-verbal.

Display or sexually suggestive objects or pictures, leering, whistling, obscene gestures; written or graphic material (including communications via computers, cell phones, etc.) that defames or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group because of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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