Policy 3.3: Title IX Sexual Harassment

Relevant excerpt

“Sexual harassment” means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program or activity; …

If unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program or activity, the following are examples of Title IX sexual harassment prohibited by this policy:

c. Persistent, unwelcome flirtation, requests for dates, repeated and unwanted staring, advances or propositions of a sexual nature;

d. Gratuitous displays of sexually suggestive objects or pictures, including images displayed, transferred, forwarded or shared via the internet, text messaging or other electronic means;

e. A pattern of conduct unrelated to an academic course or the requirements of the workplace intended to cause discomfort or humiliation or both that includes one or more of the following:

i. comments of a sexual nature;
ii.sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, anecdotes or gestures;
iii. a pattern of conduct that would cause discomfort or humiliation, or both, to a reasonable person to whom the conduct is directed and that includes one or more of the following:
1. unnecessary touching, such as patting, pinching, hugging or repeated brushing against a person’s body;
2. remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body; or
3. remarks about sexual activity or speculations about previous sexual experience.

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