Student Handbook: Community Standards of Behavior- Information About Sexual Harassment and Assault 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Rhode Island Statement Rating: Yellow

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Sexual harassment includes verbal and physical behaviors that range from sexual gestures or teasing to sexual assault.

Verbal sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to sexual remarks, comments, jokes and innuendoes, whistles and cat calls, crude and offensive language, comments on physical attributes, use of demeaning or inappropriate terms, discussion of sexual activities, the posing of personal questions, the spreading of stories about someone’s social or sexual life, and propositions or pressure for social or sexual contact.

Peer sexual harassment is a form of prohibited sex discrimination where the harassing conduct creates a hostile environment when it is unwelcome and when the conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to limit a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the educational program, or to create a hostile or abusive educational environment.

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