Sexual Misconduct Policy

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Sexual Harassment includes conduct on the basis of sex, which may include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether verbal, non-verbal, graphic, physical, or otherwise, when the conditions outlined in (1) and/or (2), below, are present.

Gender-based Harassment includes unwelcome harassment directed at an individual and based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, which may include acts of aggression, intimidation, or hostility, whether verbal or non-verbal, graphic, physical, or otherwise, even if the acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature, when the conditions outlined in (1) and/or (2), below, are present.

(1) An employee conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the University on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (often referred to as “quid pro quo” harassment); or (2) Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program or activity (often referred to as “hostile environment” harassment).

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