Policies Affecting Students: 06-01.60- Policy on Sexual Misconduct

Category: Harassment Policies School: Towson University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: August 16, 2017

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Sexual Harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance, unwelcome request for sexual favors, or other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance, i.e., it is sufficiently severe or pervasive to create an intimating, hostile, humiliating, demeaning or sexually offensive working, academic, residential or social environment.

Examples of Sexual Harassment include: harassment through public or private insult, sexually suggestive comments concerning a person’s body or behavior, and/or sexual demands; subtle or overt pressure to comply with sexual demands; undue and unwanted remarks about another person’s clothing, body, sexual activities, sexual preferences, or sexual orientation; unwelcome flirting, teasing, jokes, or gestures that are sexual in nature; unwanted kissing, touching, pinching, patting or brushing another’s body or clothing; unwanted kissing, touching, pinching, patting or indecent exposure of one’s own private body parts; unwanted communications of a sexual nature verbally, in writing, by telephone, computer, or by other means; requests or demands for sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats or promised rewards (e.g., grades, references or awards (for students) or assignments, promotions or discipline (for employees)); repetition of unwanted invitations for dates.

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