Texas State University System Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures

Category: Harassment Policies School: Texas State University – San Marcos Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: August 28, 2018

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Sexual Harassment is any unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic or physical behavior of a sexual nature directed at someone, or against a particular group, because of that person’s or group’s sex, or based on gender stereotypes, severe or pervasive, and where it meets either of the following criteria:

The behavior has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with another’s work or educational performance by creating an intimidating or hostile environment for employment, education, on-campus living or participation in a Component affiliated activity. Examples of this type of sexual harassment can include, but are not limited to:

(a) persistent unwelcome efforts to develop a romantic or sexual relationship;

(b) unwelcome commentary about an individual’s body or sexual activities;

(c) unwanted sexual attention;

(d) repeatedly engaging in sexually-oriented conversations, comments or horseplay, including the use of language or the telling of jokes or anecdotes of a sexual nature in the workplace, office or classroom, even if such conduct is not objected to by those present; or

(e) gratuitous use of sexually-oriented materials not directly related to the subject matter of a class, course or meeting even if not objected to by those present

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