Sexual Misconduct Procedure

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Sexual harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … 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 constitute sexual harassment when the behavior is severe, pervasive, or persistent, include but are not limited to:

• Generalized gender-based remarks and comments;
• Unwanted physical contact, such as intentional touching, grabbing, pinching, brushing against another’s body or impeding or blocking movement;
• 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;
• Visual contact, such as leering or staring at another’s body;
• Displaying sexually suggestive objects, cartoons, posters, magazines or pictures of scantily-clad individuals; or displaying sexually suggestive material on a bulletin board, on a locker room wall, or on a screen saver in areas where individuals besides the poster can view these materials;
• Explicit or implicit suggestions of sex by a faculty/staff/administrator in return for a favorable educational or employment action, such as hiring, compensation, promotion, retention, grades, recommendations, etc.;
• Suggesting or implying that failure to accept a request for a date or sex would result in an adverse educational/employment consequence with respect to any academic or employment practice, such as evaluation or promotional opportunity; or
• Continuing to engage in certain behaviors of a sexual nature after an objection has been raised by the target of such inappropriate behavior.

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