Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Category: Harassment Policies School: Chicago State University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: August 29, 2017

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Sexual harassment is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature which includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances; the use or threatened use of sexual favors as a basis for academic or employment decisions; conduct that creates a hostile, intimidating or offensive academic or working environment; conduct that has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance; and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a gender-based or sexual nature that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to limit a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity.

Some examples of sexual harassment may include: … (5) unnecessary references to parts of the body; (6) remarks about a person’s gender, sexual orientation or perceived nonconformance with gender stereotypes; (7) sexual innuendoes or humor; (8) obscene gestures; (9) sexual graffiti, pictures, or posters; (10) sexually explicit profanity; (11) e-mail, social media, texting (“sexting”) and internet use that violates this policy; or (12) sexual assault or violence.

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