EOP 1.02: Sexual Harassment

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of South Carolina Columbia Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: October 13, 2017

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This policy covers sexual harassment by and among all members of the University community — including faculty, staff, and students. The prohibited harassment may arise between employment supervisors and subordinates, between instructors and students, between peers, or between any of the foregoing persons and persons who do business with the University.

Sexual harassment of employees or students at the University is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, verbal or other expressive behaviors or physical conduct commonly understood to be of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment includes but is not limited to the following:

g. Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexual comments and questions, and other sexually-oriented conduct that is directed against a specific individual and persists despite its rejection.

h. Conduct, even that not specifically directed at the complainant, which is sufficiently pervasive, severe, or persistent to alter the conditions of the complainant’s employment or status as a student and create a hostile working or learning environment, when viewed from the perspective of a reasonable person of the complainant’s gender.

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