Catalog: Policies and Procedures- General Statement on Discrimination and Harassment 14-15

Category: Harassment Policies School: East Tennessee State University Statement Rating: Red Last updated: May 6, 2014

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Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following:

Suggestive or inappropriate communications, email, notes, letters, or other written materials displaying objects or pictures which are sexual in nature that would create hostile or offensive work or living environments;

Sexual innuendoes, comments, and remarks about a person’s clothing, body, or activities;

Suggestive or insulting sounds;

Whistling in a suggestive manner;

Humor and jokes about sex that denigrate men or women;

Sexual propositions, invitations, or pressure for sexual activity;

Use in the classroom of sexual jokes, stories, remarks, or images in no way or only marginally relevant to the subject matter of the class;

Implied or overt sexual threats;

Suggestive or obscene gestures;

Patting, pinching, and other inappropriate touching;

Unnecessary touching or brushing against the body;

Attempted or actual kissing or fondling;

Sexual violence; including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion;

Suggestive or inappropriate acts, such as comments, innuendoes, or physical contact based on one’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity/expression.

The examples listed above are not exclusive, but simply represent types of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment.

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