Sexual harassment is unwelcome, sex-based verbal, written or physical conduct that: … in the education context, is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that the conduct interferes with a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the educational programs or activities at a postsecondary educational institution.
For the purposes of this section, sexual harassment can be demonstrated when behavior meets either of the following criteria:
The behavior has the purpose or effect of interfering with another’s work or educational performance by creating an intimidating or hostile environment for employment, education, on-campus living, or participation in a University-Affiliated Activity. Examples of this type of sexual harassment can include, but are not limited to:
1. Persistent unwelcome efforts to develop a romantic or sexual relationship;
2. Unwelcome commentary about an individual’s body or sexual activities;
3. Unwanted sexual attention;
4. Repeatedly engaging in sexually-oriented conversations, comments, or horseplay, including the use of language or the telling of jokes or anecdotes of a sexual nature in the workplace, office, or classroom, even if such conduct is not objected to by those present; or
5. Gratuitous use of sexually-oriented materials not directly related to the subject matter of a class, course, or meeting, even if not objected to by those present.