Texas State University System Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures

Category: Harassment Policies School: Sam Houston State University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: September 26, 2017

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Sexual Harassment is any unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic or physical behavior of a sexual nature directed at someone, or against a particular group, because of that person’s or group’s sex, or based on gender stereotypes, severe or pervasive, and where it meets either of the following criteria:

  • The behavior has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with another’s work or educational performance by creating an intimidating or hostile environment for employment, education, on-campus living or participation in a Component affiliated activity.
    • Examples of this type of sexual harassment can include, but are not limited to:
      • (a) persistent unwelcome efforts to develop a romantic or sexual relationship;
      • (b) unwelcome commentary about an individual’s body or sexual activities;
      • (c) unwanted sexual attention;
      • (d) repeatedly engaging in sexually-oriented conversations, comments or horseplay, including the use of language or the telling of jokes or anecdotes of a sexual nature in the workplace, office or classroom, even if such conduct is not objected to by those present; or
      • (e) gratuitous use of sexually-oriented materials not directly related to the subject matter of a class, course or meeting even if not objected to by those present.

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