Title IX Office: Definitions 14-15

Category: Harassment Policies School: Statement Rating: Green Last updated: April 2, 2015

Relevant excerpt

Sexual harassment is defined as:

  1. Unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual activity by a person or persons in a position of power or authority to another person, or
  2. Other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a person to another person, when:
    1. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used explicitly or implicitly as a condition for academic or employment decisions; or
    2. Such conduct creates a hostile environment by being sufficiently severe or pervasive and objectively offensive that it interferes with, limits or denies the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from educational programs or activities or employment access, benefits or opportunities.

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