Policy Library: Sexual Misconduct/Violence and Sex/Gender Discrimination

Category: Harassment Policies School: Virginia Commonwealth University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: November 3, 2017

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Sexual harassment is also a form of discrimination and is unwelcome, sexual, sex or gender‐ based, verbal or physical conduct, including unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other conduct of a sexual nature. Purpose or intent is not a required element of sexual harassment.

A hostile environment is created when sexual harassment is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive and objectively offensive that it unreasonably interferes with, denies or limits an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s educational, employment, social or residential programs.

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