Judicial Affairs: Gender-based Violence Definitions

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Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual – or gender-based verbal, written, online, and/or physical conduct. Sexual harassment creates a hostile environment and may be disciplined when it is sufficiently severe, pervasive, persistent, or objectively offensive that it:

  • has the effect of unreasonably interfering with, denying, or limiting employment opportunities or the ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s educational, social, and/or residential program, or is based on power differentials (quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation.

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