Equity and Campus Diversity: General Sexual Harassment Policies 06-07

Category: Harassment Policies, Statement School: Statement Rating: Not Rated Last updated: December 15, 2013

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Sexual harassment may range from sexual innuendoes made at inappropriate times, perhaps in the guise of humor, or to coerce sexual relations. Harassment at its extreme occurs when a person in control, influence, or position to affect another person's job or career uses his or her authority and power to coerce the other person into sexual relations or to punish such person's refusal. It may include:

 Verbal harassment or abuse.
 Subtle pressure for sexual activity.
 Persistent remarks about another person's clothing, body or sexual activities.
 Unnecessary touching, patting or pinching.
 Constant brushing against another person's body.
 Demanding sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats concerning one's job, letters of recommendation, etc.
 Physical assault.

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