Ram Student Handbook: Prohibition Against Sexual Violence, Sexual Harassment, GenderBased Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking and Retaliation

Relevant excerpt

Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature is prohibited when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or professional performance or creating a sexually intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment, educational, or living environment.

Examples of sexual harassment may include, but are not limited to:

1. repeatedly pressuring another person for sexual activity;

2. making sexist remarks about an individual’s clothing, body or sexual activities;

3. unnecessary touching, patting or pinching another person;

4. demanding sex from a subordinate while making threats concerning the subordinate’s job;

5. demanding sex from a student while making implied threats concerning the student’s grade;

6. electronically transmitting derogatory, demeaning or pornographic materials;

7. posting explicit sexual pictures on an exterior office door or on a computer monitor; and

8. sexually assaulting another person.

Examples of gender-based harassment include, but are not limited to:

1. using derogatory comments and terms toward a male or female who do not act in ways that align with their gender stereotype, such as a male being called names for being interested in the arts or a female being called names for being interested in construction;

2. telling someone to use a restroom that does not align with that person’s gender identity; and

3. making generalized derogatory comments about one gender, such as “all females” are ______ or “all males” are _______.

Download PDF