POL 80.07.1: Sexual Misconduct Policy

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3.1.6 Hostile environment sexual harassment occurs when unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it affects a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an education program or activity, or creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment. A hostile environment can be created by anyone, including a University employee, another student, or even someone visiting the University, such as a student or employee from another University.


3.1.16 Sexual Harassment comes in several forms and includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when: (i) submission to or rejection of such conduct or communication is a term or condition of education/employment benefits, academic/job related evaluations or opportunities; (ii) submission to such conduct or communication substantially interferes with a student’s education and/or an employee’s job; or (iii) such conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive as to have the effect of creating an intimidating or hostile educational/work environment or negatively affects a student’s/employee’s educational/employment opportunities.

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