Student Handbook: Sexual Misconduct Policy

Category: Harassment Policies School: Keene State College Statement Rating: Green Last updated: June 14, 2018

Relevant excerpt

Sexual Harassment is a form of unlawful gender (sex) discrimination. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, or other unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that violates College policy when: …

  • Such behavior is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that a reasonable person would find that it:
    • Alters the terms or conditions or a person’s employment or educational experience; or
    • Unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or performance in a course, program, or activity, thus creating a hostile or abusive working or educational environment

A person’s subjective belief alone that behavior is offensive does not necessarily mean that the conduct rises to the level of a policy violation. The behavior must be objectively offensive to meet the definition of sexual harassment.

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