Feds backpedal on definition of sexual harassment for campuses

May 31, 2013

By Robby Soave at The Daily Caller

The federal government reversed course this week after debuting its new definition of sexual harassment, creating confusion about what kinds of sexual behavior should be prevented on college campuses.

Earlier this month, the Departments of Justice and Education issued a memo to the University of Montana advising the university to alter its sexual harassment reporting and response policies. Administrators were told to consider “any unwelcome sexual conduct” as evidence of sexual harassment, even if the conduct is not severe, pervasive or objectively offensive...

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