Student Handbook: Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy

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Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when one or both of the following conditions outlined below are present.

Gender-based harassment includes acts of verbal, nonverbal or physical aggression, intimidation or hostility, even if the acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature, based on gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or sex stereotyping when one or both of the following conditions below are present: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s working, learning or living environment or limits the individual’s ability to participate or benefit from the College’s employment, education programs or activities by creating an intimidating, threatening, abusive, hostile, humiliating or sexually offensive environment using both a subjective and objective perspective. This is often referred to as a “hostile environment.”

Examples of conduct that may constitute sexual or gender-based harassment include but are not limited to:
● Unwelcome sexual advances, whether they involve physical touching or not.
● Sexual innuendos, jokes, written or verbal references to sexual conduct, gossip regarding one’s own sex life, comments on an individual’s body, discussion or inquiry about an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, activity, deficiencies or prowess.
● Displaying or circulating sexually suggestive objects, pictures, videos or cartoons, including via electronic communications.
● Threats or insinuations that a person’s employment or wages, academic grade, promotional opportunities, classroom work assignments or other conditions of employment or academic life may be adversely affected by not submitting to sexual advances.
● Repeated refusal to recognize or use a person’s stated gender pronouns, or outing someone as transgender with the intent to cause harm.  …

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