Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment

Relevant excerpt

No person or group of individuals shall engage in unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment of a student denies or limits, on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, the student’s ability to participate in or receive benefits, services, or opportunities in the educational institution’s program. Isolated instances, e.g., a sexual comment or joke, ordinarily will not constitute sexual harassment unless the circumstances are egregious. Such sexual behavior does not constitute harassment if it is welcomed (i.e., voluntary and consensual). However, while such conduct in the educational or workplace setting may fall short of the legal standard for sexual harassment or discrimination the college may, within its discretion, address the behavior as uncivil, unprofessional, and/or inappropriate.

In addition, other examples can include: … Such conduct is intended to interfere, or results in interference, with a student’s educational performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

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