The Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Sexual Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Youngstown State University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: May 14, 2014

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Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that represents unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment may occur when: … The conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s curricular, co-curricular, or work performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational, employment, or on-campus living environment.


Examples of inappropriate conduct which may constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following, when such acts or behaviors come within one of the above definitions: …
d. Displaying or transmitting sexually suggestive language, pictures, objects, cartoons, or posters.
e. Writing sexually suggestive notes or letters.
f. Referring to or calling a person a sexually oriented name.
g. Telling sexual jokes or using sexually vulgar or explicit language.
h. Derogatory or provoking remarks about or relating to an individual’s sex or sexual orientation.
i. Harassing acts or behavior directed against a person on the basis of an individual’s sex or sexual orientation.
j. Off-campus conduct which falls within the above definition and affects the individual’s on-campus environment.

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