In accordance with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines, the “IUK Sexual Harassment Policy” defines sexual harassment as follows:
Unwelcome sexual advances–requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature–constitute sexual harassment when: … Such conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating, an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, or learning environment.
Many types of conduct, stemming, from unwanted sexual attention, may constitute sexual harassment. The following are some illustrations for the ran-e [sic] of behaviors characteristic of sexual harassment. … Offensive gender-based personal remarks, including verbal, written, graphic, computer generated or e-mail communications; … Patterns of conduct causing the person to whom it is directed to feel humiliated, demeaned or uncomfortable, including remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body, remarks about sexual activity, or speculations about previous sexual experience.