Definitions and Relevant Terms regarding Complaints & Adjudication of Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, & Sexual Violence

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Sexual harassment: Unwelcome conduct (i.e., conduct without consent) of a sexual nature, including unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Mines recognizes two types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo harassment and hostile environment harassment

Hostile environment sexual harassment: Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it interferes with or limits a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from educational or work-related programs. A hostile environment can be created by persistent or pervasive conduct or by a single severe episode.

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