Office of Equity and Diversity: Sexual Harassment

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Tennessee – Knoxville Statement Rating: Green Last updated: September 18, 2017

Relevant excerpt

Unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:

  1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or status in a course, program, or activity;
  2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment or academic decisions (grades, academic progress, internship, etc.) affecting the individual; or
  3. Such conduct substantially interferes with an individual’s work performance, academic performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

This is a summary of the university’s sexual harassment policy.

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