The Johns Hopkins University Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures

Relevant excerpt

The term “sexual harassment,” whether between people of different sexes or the same sex, includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual assault and other verbal, non-verbal, electronic or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … such conduct creates a hostile environment (“hostile environment”).

A “hostile environment” results from unwelcome and discriminatory conduct that is so severe, pervasive, or persistent that it unreasonably interferes with, limits, or deprives a member of the community of the ability to participate in or to receive benefits, services, or opportunities from the University’s education or employment programs and/or activities. A hostile environment can be the result of acts committed by any individual or individuals, including any member of the University community. To assess whether the alleged conduct has created a hostile environment, the University considers all relevant evidence, weighs a variety of factors, and evaluates the conduct at issue from both a subjective and objective perspective.

Download PDF