Policy PRES-AA-001: Sexual Misconduct Policy

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Southern Mississippi Statement Rating: Green Last updated: October 5, 2018

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Sexual harassment –Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature (e.g. sexual advances, requests for sexual favors etc.) when: (1) such conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive, and objectively offensive to a reasonable person that it produces a hostile environment

Whether sexual harassment is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive to violate the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy may depend on multiple factors. Not all inappropriate or unwanted sexual conduct is sexual harassment. Whether the unwanted sexual conduct rises to the level of creating a hostile environment will be determined using both a subjective and objective standard.

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