Gender-based Misconduct Policy

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Federal law, New York State law and this Policy, define sexual harassment as any unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to effectively alter or deny the individual reasonable access to College resources or that such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or sexually offensive environment for learning, working, or living on campus. Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, the following forms of harassment:

Hostile environment harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive as to limit a person’s ability to work or participate in a College program or activity.

Examples of harassment include the following: …

● Epithets (byname), slurs, or derogatory comments based on a person’s race, color, etc.
● Unwelcome sexual propositions, invitations, solicitations and flirtations; leering;
● Unwelcome and inappropriate touching, patting, fondling, pinching or obscene gestures;
● Sexually suggestive objects, pictures, videotapes, audio recording, or literature, or computerized transmissions placed in a viewable area that may embarrass or offend individuals; …

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