Student Handbook: Policy, Procedures, and Information on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Abuse and Violence, and Stalking- Prohibited conduct as defined by Davidson College

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“Sexual Harassment” is defined as conduct that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with a person’s work or educational opportunity; and … conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment or otherwise negatively affects a person’s work or educational opportunities;

Sexual harassment denies an individual dignity and respect and may take on different forms. It includes, but is not limited to:
a. Unwelcome verbal, written, or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual because of that individual’s gender or gender identity (or that of an individual’s relatives, friends, or associates);
b. Unwelcome threats, derogatory comments, jokes, innuendos, insults, slurs, epithets, negative stereotyping, and other similar conduct that relates to gender or gender identity; or
c. The placement, dissemination, or circulation on campus of any unwelcome written or graphic material (in hard copy or electronic form) that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group because of gender or gender identity.

Sexual Harassment may further include unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, and other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature where: … c. The conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work or academic, athletic, or other educational performance; or d. The conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment.

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