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.