Sexual Misconduct Policy

Category: Harassment Policies School: Fort Lewis College Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: March 15, 2017

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Sexual Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following behaviors:

  1. Sexual Harassment. Sexual Harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.  Sexual harassment includes sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when … (3) the conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance or creating an intimidating or hostile academic, work or student living environment. …
    • Whether the unwanted sexual conduct rises to the level of sexual harassment is determined using both a subjective standard and an objective standard.  The more severe the conduct, the less need there is to show a repetitive series of incidents to prove a hostile environment, particularly if the harassment is physical.
  2. Gender-Based Harassment includes acts of unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility of a sexual nature based on actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, and/or nonconformity with gender stereotypes.

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