Administrative Memorandum No. 01.D.08: Sexual Misconduct Policy- UH System Sexual Misconduct

Relevant excerpt

Sexual Harassment: Broadly speaking, Sexual Harassment is subjecting an individual on the basis of her or his membership in a Protected Class to unlawful severe, pervasive, or persistent treatment that constitutes:

  • Humiliating, abusive, or threatening conduct or behavior that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group;
  • An intimidating, hostile or abusive learning or living environment, or an environment that alters the conditions of learning or living; or
  • An unreasonable interference with an individual’s academic performance.

Examples that could satisfy this legal standard include, but are not limited to: epithets or slurs, negative stereotyping, threatening, intimidating or hostile acts, denigrating jokes and display or circulation (including through e-mail) of written or graphic material in the learning, living, or working environment.

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