Category: Harassment Policies
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Last updated: September 15, 2017
Sexual harassment is a form of gender-based discrimination which violates Federal and State law as well as NJIT policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct that occurs based on a person’s sex or gender and that is severe or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with an individual’s educational performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
Sexual harassment occurs when any one of the following conditions is present:
a. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s educational opportunity.
b. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for determining academic performance, evaluation, grades, advancement or continuation as a student.
c. Such conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic, educational or living environment.
d. Prohibited conduct includes deliberate, repeated, unsolicited verbal comments; physical gestures or actions of a sexual or physical nature; and solicitations for sexual favors.
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