Student Handbook: Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Vassar College Statement Rating: Not yet rated

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Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently
severe, persistent or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with, limits, or deprives someone of the ability to participate in or benefit from the college’s educational program or activities or employment benefits or opportunities.

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

• Egregious, unwanted sexual attention or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
• Implied or overt threats of punitive action, a result of rejection of sexual advances
• Conditioning a benefit on an individual’s acceding to sexual advances
• Unwelcome, sexually explicit messages, statements, or materials

• Attempting to coerce an unwilling person into a romantic or sexual relationship
• Sexual violence
• Intimate partner violence
• Stalking, including cyberstalking
• Gender-based bullying

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