FIU Diversity: Title IX

Category: Harassment Policies School: Florida International University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: June 6, 2018

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Sexual Harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, non-verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including Sexual Misconduct or Exploitation when: …  such conduct is so severe or pervasive that it substantially interferes with the individual’s employment, education or access to University programs, activities and opportunities.

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Examples of Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence

  • Pressure for sexual activity
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Unwelcome patting, hugging, or touching of a person’s body, hair, or clothing
  • Sexual innuendos, jokes, or comments
  • Disparaging remarks to a person about her/his gender or body
  • Sexual graffiti or Visuals
  • Asking about a person’s sexual fantasies, sexual preferences, or sexual activities
  • Repeatedly asking for a date after the person has expressed disinterest
  • Making sexual gestures with hands or through body movements
  • Offensive letters, email, text messages, posts on social networking sites, internet images or transmissions or voicemail messages.
  • Dating violence, sexual assault, sexual battery and rape

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