Office of the Provost – Examples of Sexual Harassment

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Sexual harassment can take many forms, but it generally falls into three categories: verbal, written/pictorial or physical. Defining characteristics of sexual harassment are that the behavior is unwanted and tends to be repetitive in nature.

Some examples are:

Suggestive or inappropriate communications, notes, letters, or other written materials

Suggestive or inappropriate photographs, videos, computer images, slides, graphics, cartoons or drawings

Sexual innuendo, comments, or remarks about a person's clothing, body, or activities

Suggestive or insulting sounds

Whistling in a suggestive manner

Humor and jokes about sex that denigrate either gender

Suggestive or obscene gestures

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