Sexual Harassment is:
unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is,
sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it,
has the effect of unreasonably interfering with, denying or limiting someone’s ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s educational program and/or activities, and is
based on power differentials (quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation.
Examples include: an attempt to coerce an unwilling person into a sexual relationship; to repeatedly subject a person to egregious, unwelcome sexual attention; using language that creates a hostile environment for another person; to punish a refusal to comply with a sexual based request; to condition a benefit on submitting to sexual advances; sexual violence; intimate partner violence, stalking; gender-based bullying.