Code of Student Conduct: Inappropriate Sexual Behavior/Sexual Violence

Category: Harassment Policies School: Northeastern University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: December 8, 2016

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Sexual Harassment Is any unwanted or offensive sexual behavior that has the purpose or effect of creating a hostile living, learning, or working environment, or whenever toleration of such conduct or the rejection of it is the basis for a personal or academic decision affecting the individual. Sexual harassment may be found in a single episode, as well as in persistent behavior.

Examples of such behavior include, but are not limited to:

Sexual advances; any form of retaliation or threat of retaliation against an individual who rejects such advances; sexual epithets, jokes, or comments; comment or injury about an individual’s body or sexual experiences; unwelcome leering, whistling, or name calling; sexual gestures; displaying sexually suggestive photos, cartoons, or videos.

Direct or indirect threats or bribes for unwanted sexual activity; repeatedly asking for date, sex, or another form of intimacy; touching, patting, punching, stroking, squeezing, tickling, or brushing against a person; spreading rumors about a person’s sexuality; or letters, notes, texts, emails, or other forms of communication of material of a sexual nature.

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