“Sexual Harassment” encompasses many of the specific policy definitions listed in this Sexual Misconduct Policy. Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination. It is defined as “unwelcome conduct” of a sexual nature, including but not limited to sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … such conduct is sufficiently pervasive, offensive, or abusive to have the purpose or reasonable effect of interfering with an individual’s work or educational performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment.
Some examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
- Unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or propositions of a sexual nature;
- Direct or implied threats that submission to sexual advances is a condition for employment promotion, good grades, recommendations, etc.
- Unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which an individual regards undesirable or offensive, including, but not necessarily limited to, sexually explicit jokes, statements and questions or remarks about sexual activity or experience.
- Physical assault, including rape