Office of Equal Opportunity: Sexual Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies, Statement School: James Madison University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: December 15, 2013

Relevant excerpt

Hostile environment- A form of sexual harassment where there is sufficiently severe or pervasive unwelcome conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the performance of an employee or student. In a hostile environment situation, the conduct may create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive education or working environment, and may include such conduct as:
Unwelcome physical contact or behavior, such as touching, or making sexually explicit gestures, or jokes;
Unwelcome displays of posters, pictures, words, or messages;
Unwelcome sexual remarks, such as making suggestive statements about an individual’s body, clothes, or movements;
Introduction of sexually explicit materials into the classroom or workplace without a legitimate educational or work-related purpose.

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