Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: May 2, 2014

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Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: (1) submission to such conduct is made a term or condition of employment or participation in academic or student life programs; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for employment or education decisions affecting the individual; (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student, employee’s, or third party’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, educational, or living environment, or (4) sexual violence including, but not limited to, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.


[S]ome examples of specifically prohibited conduct include:

* Engaging in sexually suggestive conversation that is unwelcome or physical contact or touching another student or employee in a way that is unwelcome.
*Displaying, storing, or transmitting pornographic or sexually oriented materials ….

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