Regents’ Policy & University Regulation: Chapter 01.04 – Sexual and Gender-Based Discrimination

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“Hostile environment” is when discrimination under this sex and gender-based discrimination policy is sufficiently serious (i.e., severe, pervasive, or persistent) and is both subjectively and objectively offensive so as to deny or limit a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s programs, or to interfere with a university employee’s ability to perform the employee’s job.

Sex or gender-based harassment. This includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, unwanted and repetitive messages of a sexual nature, unsolicited and unwelcome transmission of images of a lewd or sexual nature, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where: … the conduct creates a hostile environment.

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