Policies and Procedures: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

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“Sexual harassment” is a form of discrimination based on the recipient’s sex. It can involve persons of the same or differing sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. It is characterized by unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual assault.  Such conduct violates this policy when: … Conduct (by anyone involved in a College program or activity, e.g., administrators, faculty members, students, contractors, vendor, volunteers and campus visitors) is sufficiently serious (i.e., severe, persistent, or pervasive) and objectively offensive so as to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment, (i.e., to unreasonably interfere with an individual’s employment, academic status, or deny or limit the individual’s ability to participate in or to receive the educational benefits, services or opportunities of the College).

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