Sexual Misconduct Policy

Category: Harassment Policies School: Furman University Statement Rating: Red Last updated: June 12, 2017

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“Sexual Harassment” is any unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Examples of Sexual Harassment include instances in which: …

(ii) The behavior is so severe or pervasive that it has the effect of substantially interfering with the individual’s work or educational performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment for employment, education, on‐campus living, or participation in a University activity. Examples of this type of sexual harassment include:

(1) one or more instances of Sexual Assault;

(2) persistent unwelcome efforts to develop a romantic or sexual relationship;

(3) unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors;

(4) unwelcome commentary about an individual’s body or sexual activities;

(5) repeated and unwelcome sexually‐oriented teasing, joking, or flirting; and

(6) verbal abuse of a sexual nature.

Sexual Harassment also includes acts of intimidation, bullying, aggression or hostility based on gender or gender‐stereotyping, even if the acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

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