NDSU Policy Manual: Section 162- Sexual and Gender-based Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Title IX Policy

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Sexual Harassment – Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether verbal, written, graphic, physical or otherwise, when: … Such conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with, limits, or deprives an individual from participating in or benefitting from the University’s education or employment programs and/or activities (hostile environment).

Examples of inappropriate behavior that may constitute Sexual Harassment or Sexual Misconduct include, but are not limited to:

1) Sexual teasing, jokes, remarks, or questions;
2) Sexual looks and gestures;
3) Sexual innuendoes, humor, or stories;
4) Communicating in a manner with sexual overtones;
5) Inappropriate comments about dress or physical appearance;
6) Inappropriate discussion of private sexual behavior;
7) Gifts, letters, calls, emails, online posts, or materials of a sexual nature;
8) Sexually explicit visual material (calendars, posters, cards, software, internet, or other multimedia materials); …
16) Obscene gestures
17) Sexual graffiti, pictures, or posters;
18) Sexually explicit profanity; …
20) E-mail, texting (“sexting”) and Internet use that violates this policy; …
22) Other gender-based threats, discrimination, intimidation, hazing, bullying, stalking, or violence. …

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