POLICY ON SEX DISCRIMINATION, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL ASSAULT, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE, AND STALKING

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Texas at Austin Statement Rating: Red Last updated: March 13, 2017

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Sexual Harassment:

Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that can occur when …

  • unwelcome physical acts of a sexual nature, or unwelcome requests for sexual favors or other verbal conduct of a sexual nature, that have the effect of creating an objectively hostile environment that substantially interferes with employment or education on the basis of sex; or
  • such conduct is intentionally directed towards a specific individual and has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with that individual’s education, employment, or participation in University activities, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive atmosphere.

Sexual Misconduct:

Behavior or conduct of a sexual nature that is unprofessional and/or inappropriate for the educational and/or working environment. Behaviors that may constitute sexual misconduct include, but are not limited to

  • repeatedly engaging in sexually oriented conversations, comments, or horseplay, including the use of language or the telling of jokes or anecdotes of a sexual nature in the workplace, office, or classroom, even if such conduct is not objected to by those present;
  • gratuitous use of sexually oriented materials not directly related to the subject matter of a class, course, or meeting, even if not objected to by those present….

 

 

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