Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence Policy

Category: Harassment Policies School: State University of New York – Plattsburgh Statement Rating: Green Last updated: February 24, 2017

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Sexual Harassment:  Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome, inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature that is so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it unreasonably interferes with, denies or limits, on the basis of sex, an individual’s ability to perform their work or participate in or benefit from the College’s education program and/or activities.  This can include such acts as comments, gestures, or physical contact that meet the standard set forth above.  Sexual harassment can involve a quid pro quo in which an employee with authority demands sexual favors of a subordinate employee or a student with either a reward promised or punishment threatened.  Sexual harassment can involve the establishment of a hostile work or school environment.

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