Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of South Alabama Statement Rating: Red

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For purposes of university policy, sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, verbal or non-verbal conduct that is intimidating, demeaning, hostile or offensive with an inappropriate focus on sex, sexual history, individual gender-based characteristics, or sexual orientation….

Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

  • Sexually degrading words or gestures used to describe an individual;
  • Unnecessary touching, patting, pinching, or brushing of another’s body or clothing;
  • Repeated offensive sexual flirtation, leering, or ogling;
  • Stalking, telephone (including texting), or computer harassment (including use of social media);
  • Display of sexually demeaning objects, pictures, or cartoons in hallways, outdoor areas, offices, and rooms publicly accessible to members of the University community;
  • Direct or implied threats or insinuations that an individual’s refusal to submit to sexual advances will affect adversely the individual’s status, evaluation, wages, advancement, duties, or career development.

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