Sexual Harassment by Students in the Non-Employment Context 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: The Ohio State University Statement Rating: Yellow

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Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature when it meets any of the following: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for working, learning, or living on campus. Sexual harassment can occur between any individuals associated with the University, e.g., an employee and a supervisor; coworkers; faculty members; a faculty, staff member, or student and a customer, vendor, or contractor; students; or a student and a faculty member.

Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

A.     Some incidents of physical assault.

B.     Direct or implied threats that submission to sexual advances will be a condition of employment, work status, promotion, grades, or letters of recommendation.

C.     Direct propositions of a sexual nature and/or subtle pressure for sexual activity that is unwanted and unreasonably interferes with a person’s work or academic environment.

D.     A pattern of conduct that unreasonably interferes with the work or academic environment (not legitimately related to the subject matter of a course) including:

1.      Sexual comments or inappropriate references to gender.

2.      Sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes regardless of the means of communication (oral, written, electronic, etc.).

3.      Unwanted touching, patting, hugging, brushing against a person’s body, or staring.

4.      Inquiries and commentaries about sexual activity, experience, or orientation.

5.      The display of inappropriate sexually oriented materials in a location where others can view them.

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