3.9 Harassment ~ Sexual: unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, online, graphic, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostile conduct based on a person’s Protected Status, when such conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it interferes with or limits a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s education or work programs or activities. Incidents of harassment related to sexual misconduct are based on gender (e.g., sex, sexual orientation, genetic identity, genetic expression, and genetic information).
3.9.1 Sexual Harassment may be subject to discipline when it takes the form of: 1) hostile environment; 2) quid pro quo harassment; and/or 3) retaliatory harassment.
3.10 Harassment ~ Hostile Environment: unwelcome conduct based on Protected Status that is so severe, persistent, or pervasive and objectively offensive that it unreasonably interferes with, denies, or limits someone’s ability to participate in or benefit from the school’s educational, social, and/or residential programs, thereby creating an environment that a reasonable person in similar circumstances and with similar identities would find hostile, intimidating, or abusive. An isolated incident, unless sufficiently severe, does not amount to Hostile Environment Harassment.