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 “Sexual Harassment” is defined as unwelcome conduct that has the effect of substantially interfering with a person’s work or educational opportunity; and

  1. conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectionably offensive to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment such that the person is effectively denied equal access to institutional resources and opportunities; or
  2. the submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for decisions affecting an individual’s employment, education, or participation in College Programs or Activities.

Sexual harassment denies an individual dignity and respect and may take on different forms. It includes, but is not limited to the following examples when the conduct meets the standards of the definition above:

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.

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