University of Kentucky Sexual Harassment Brochure; Office of Equal Opportunity

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Sexual harassment encompasses sexual attention that is unwanted. Conduct prohibited under this policy may manifest itself in many different ways including, but not limited to, conduct as blatant as:

- physical assault;

- direct solicitation of sexual activity; or

- other sex-related behavior accompanied by promise of reward or threat of punishment.

It has the effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or working environment. The following types of acts may illustrate sexual harassment in violation of University policy:

- unwelcome physical contact such as touching, or physical interference which limits participation in or benefit from work or academic performance;

- unwelcome remarks about a person's clothing or body; sexual questions, jokes, anecdotes and stories; display of sexually offensive posters, pictures, words or messages; and

- introduction of sexually explicit materials into the classroom or into the workplace without an educational or work-related purpose.

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