Student Conduct: APPENDIX A. Definitions – Title IX Violations

Category: Harassment Policies School: Miami University of Ohio Statement Rating: Green Last updated: August 8, 2018

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In the educational context, sexual harassment is unwelcome, sex- or gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it interferes with, denies, or limits an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s educational programs and activities.

Sexual Harassment can take two forms: power differentials (quid pro quo) or hostile environment:

Hostile environment in the employment context includes any situation in which there is harassing conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. Hostile environment in the education context includes any situation in which there is harassing conduct that limits, interferes with, or denies educational benefits or opportunities, from an objective (reasonable person’s) viewpoint.

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