Office of Social Equity: Sexual Misconduct Policy

Category: Harassment Policies School: West Chester University of Pennsylvania Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: December 8, 2017

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Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other harassing conduct of a sexual nature whether intentional or not. The unwanted conduct can be verbal, non-verbal, graphic, gestures, or physical. Sexual harassment occurs when the conditions for (1) and/or (2), below, are present:

Gender Based Harassment includes harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity which may include acts of intimidation, aggression, or hostility, whether verbal, non-verbal, graphic, physical or otherwise, even if the acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature, when the conductions for (1) and/or (2), below, are present:

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(2) HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT: ● The unwelcome conduct of is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive as to substantially limit or interfere with an individual’s work, educational performance, participation in extra-curricular activities, or equal access to the University’s resources and opportunities; or ● Such contact, act or acts that creates an intimidating, hostile, or abusive living, working, or educational environment.

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