Texas A&M Sexual Harassment Policy 04-05

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2.1 Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature, submission to which is made a condition of a person's exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege, power, or immunity, either explicitly or implicitly.

2.2 In relation to the foregoing, sexual harassment may range from unthinking and often unintentional verbal denigration of a person on the basis of gender to actual physical assault. Some examples that may constitute sexual harassment are: offensive sexual flirtations, advances, or pressure for sexual activity; unwanted touching, pinching, or unnecessary brushes; unwanted exposure to sexual graffiti, photographs or suggestive objects; sexual innuendoes or statements made at inappropriate times or disguised as humor, or obscene gestures; disparaging remarks about one's gender; or any offensive or abusive physical contact.

2.3 Conduct, whether on or off System property, will constitute sexual harassment when:

(3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's ability to function normally, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

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