Hallways Handbook: 3.6 Harassment and Assault

Category: Harassment Policies School: Kent State University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: September 13, 2017

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Gender/Sexual Harassment:  Sexual harassment is a form of unlawful gender discrimination and is defined as unfavorable or unwelcome treatment, made without consent and based on a person’s gender or sex, that is severe or pervasive and has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employment or academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working, academic or university environment.  Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to:

a) Verbal and/or physical behavior including, but not limited to: sexually explicit jokes, insults, and taunts; obscene gestures; offensive pictorial, written, and electronic communications; and unwelcome touching.

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