Student Policy Prohibiting Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination in the Academic/Educational Environment

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Under this policy, discrimination/harassment, intimidation and/or bullying based upon [a list of] protected categories are prohibited and will not be tolerated


Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when, for example: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic/work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic/work environment.

Examples of conduct that may, when severe, pervasive, or persistent, constitute sexual harassment and are therefore a violation of this policy include, but are not limited to:

  • Generalized gender-based remarks and comments …
  • Verbal, written or electronic lewd, vulgar or obscene comments, jokes or unwanted propositions including letters, notes, e-mail, text messages, invitations, gestures or inappropriate comments about a person’s clothing …

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