Sexual Misconduct Policy: Definitions

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Sexual harassment is:
● unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct
● that is so sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive
● that it unreasonably interferes with, denies, or limits someone’s ability to
● participate in or benefit from the college’s educational program and/or activities,
● and is based on power differentials (quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation.

Examples include (but are not limited to) attempting to coerce an unwilling person into a sexual relationship; repeatedly subjecting a person to egregious, unwelcome sexual attention; punishing a refusal to comply with a sexually based request; conditioning a benefit on submitting to sexual advances; stalking; gender-based bullying; sexual violence; and intimate partner violence. “Stalking” (see below) falls under this category.

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