Institutional Equity and Compliance: About Title IX- Sexual Harassment

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Sexual harassment is any unwelcome conduct or behavior of a sexual nature which creates a hostile environment. Sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal (i.e. jokes, innuendos, postings on social media), nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to: (1) an exposure of an actor’s genitals done with the intent to affront or alarm any person, and (2) viewing a person in state of undress without his or her consent or knowledge.

Harassing conduct may include, but is not limited to the following examples:

  • Graphic and written statements, which may include use of cell phones or the internet;
  • Making sexual comments, jokes or innuendos;
  • Distributing sexually explicit drawings, pictures, or written materials;
  • Calling someone sexually charged names;
  • Rating someone on sexual activity or performance; and/or
  • Circulating, showing, or creating emails or web sites of a sexual nature.

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