Student Judicial Services: Sexual Harassment & Other Prohibited Conduct Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Eastern Michigan University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: April 25, 2014

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Sexual harassment includes any behavior of a sexual nature where: … such conduct is intended to or would objectively be regarded by a reasonable person as unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work, academic performance in a course or program, or participation in an activity, or of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational environment.

Depending on the particular circumstances, sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to, the following: …

  • Unwelcome sexual advances, repeated propositions or requests for a sexual relationship to an individual who has previously indicated that such conduct is unwelcome, or sexual gestures, noises, remarks, jokes, questions, or comments about a person’s sexuality or sexual experience. Such speech or conduct must be directed against another and either abusive or humiliating, or it must persist despite the objection of the person targeted by the speech or conduct. Such conduct between peers must be sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an educational or working environment that would reasonably be perceived as hostile or abusive. A single incident involving severe misconduct may rise to the level of harassment.

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