UTDBP3102: Prohibited Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Sexual Misconduct Policy

Relevant excerpt

Sexual misconduct, as defined in Sec. 10, Definitions and Examples, will not be tolerated and will be subject to disciplinary action.

Definitions and Examples

Other Inappropriate Sexual Conduct: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed towards another individual that does not rise to the level of sexual harassment but is unprofessional, inappropriate for the workplace or learning environment. It also includes consensual sexual conduct that is unprofessional and inappropriate for the workplace or learning environment. Depending on the facts of a complaint, the conduct may not violate this Policy but may violate other university policies including but not limited to standards of conduct or professionalism policies.

Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it creates a hostile environment, as defined in this Policy.

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that includes:

Verbal conduct not necessary to an argument for or against the substance of any political, religious, philosophical, ideological, or academic idea, including oral, written, or symbolic expression, including but not limited to:

  1. explicit or implicit propositions to engage in sexual activity;
  2. gratuitous comments, jokes, questions, anecdotes or remarks of a sexual nature about clothing or bodies;
  3. gratuitous remarks about sexual activities or speculation about sexual experiences;
  4. persistent, unwanted sexual or romantic attention;
  5. subtle or overt pressure for sexual favors;
  6. exposure to sexually suggestive visual displays such as photographs, graffiti, posters, calendars or other materials; or
  7. deliberate, repeated humiliation or intimidation based upon sex.

Download PDF