Student Code of Conduct: Title IX Definitions and Policy Violations

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Sexual Harassment
Examples of sexual harassment may include, but are not limited to:
• Repeatedly pressuring another person for sexual activity;
• Making sexist remarks about an individuals clothing, body or sexual activities;
• Unnecessary touching, patting or pinching another person;
• Demanding sex from a subordinate while making threats concerning the subordinate’s job;
• Demanding sex from a student while making threats concerning the subordinate’s job;
• Demanding sex from a student while making implied threats concerning the student’s grade;
• Electronically transmitting derogatory, demeaning or pornographic materials;
• Posting explicit sexual pictures on an exterior office door or on a computer monitor; and
• Sexually assaulting another person.

Hostile Environment

A hostile environment exists when sexual harassment is sufficiently serious to deny or limit a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s programs or activities. A hostile environment can be created by anyone involved in the University’s programs or activities (e.g., administrators, faculty members, students, and campus visitors).

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