Sexual Harassment – unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature if … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive, or abusive environment for that individual’s education, living environment, employment, or participation in a University-related activity. Sexual harassment may occur via various communication devices, via social media or via the Internet.
Conduct reported as sexual harassment will be evaluated by considering the totality of the particular circumstances, including the nature, frequency, intensity, location, context, and duration of the alleged behavior. Although repeated incidents generally create a stronger claim of sexual harassment, a serious incident, even if isolated, may violate this policy.
Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to: unwanted sexual statements; unwanted personal attention (e.g., cyber-stalking); unwanted physical or sexual advances that would constitute sexual assault (as defined in this policy); electronic recording, photographing, or transmitting intimate or sexual utterances, sounds, or images without the knowledge and consent of all parties involved; touching oneself sexually for others to view; and voyeurism (e.g., spying on others who are in intimate or sexual situations).