Conduct Policies & Judicial Services: Conduct Policy and Regulation

Category: Harassment Policies School: Clarion University of Pennsylvania Statement Rating: Green Last updated: February 3, 2017

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Harassment which may be thought of as when the person uses intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person by striking, shoving, kicking or otherwise subjecting the person to physical contact, or attempts, or threatens to do the same. Harassment also includes following the person in or about a public place, or uses a course of repeated conduct serving no legitimate purpose after being told to cease this action.

For purposes of this policy, unsolicited sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, verbal comments, gestures, or physical contact of a sexual nature which are unwelcome constitute sexual harassment when: … The conduct directed at an individual is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it undermines and detracts for the victim’s educational experience. A reasonable person exhibiting the same characteristics of the victim of the harassing conduct would be adversely affected to a degree that interferes with their abilities to participate and utilize the benefits of an institutional activity, employment, academic performance, or resources.

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