Pasadena City College

Location: Pasadena, California
Website: www.pasadena.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit

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  • Administrative Procedure 3430: Prohibition of Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 27, 2015

    1. Definition of Sexual Harassment

    a. Sexual harassment, under both federal and state law, is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other unwelcome visual, verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. This definition includes numerous forms of offensive behavior and includes gender-based harassment of a person of the same or different sex as the harasser.

    b. Sexual harassment is generally divided into two types of conduct:

    “Hostile learning environment” sexually harassing conduct (which can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature) by an employee, by another student, or by a third party that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to limit a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an education program or activity or to create a hostile or abusive learning environment.

    c. Examples of the type of conduct which can constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1) Unwanted sexual advances.

    2) Offering employment or educational benefits in exchange for sexual favors.

    3) Making or threatening reprisals after a negative response to sexual advances.

    4) Visual conduct (i.e., leering, making sexual gestures, displaying of sexually suggestive objects or pictures, cartoons, or posters).

    5) Verbal sexual advances or propositions.

    6) Verbal abuse of a sexual nature, graphic verbal commentaries about an individual’s body, sexually degrading words used to describe an individual, suggestive or obscene letters, notes, or invitations.

    7) Physical conduct (i.e., touching, assault, impeding, or blocking movements).

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  • Administrative Procedure 5500: Standards of Student Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 27, 2015

    These types of conduct are prohibited at all times on College owned or controlled property and at any off-campus function sponsored or supervised by the College. … Assault, battery, any threat of force or violence, physical or verbal abuse, intimidation, harassment, coercion, stalking, hazing and/or other such conduct involving any member of the College community or visitors.

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  • Administrative Procedure 5500: Standards of Student Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: April 27, 2015

    These types of conduct are prohibited at all times on College owned or controlled property and at any off-campus function sponsored or supervised by the College. … Disorderly conduct or lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression.

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  • Student Affairs: Publicity Procedures and Information

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: April 27, 2015

    All organizations must adhere to the following procedures for approval of publicity and/or distribution of material:

    • Publicity shall be approved through the Office of Student Affairs in CC105. The Office of Student Affairs will NOT authorize any publicity WITHOUT ANY of the following:

    • Name of organization/club/; person sponsoring event; location of event; time and date of event; and contact information.

    • All publicity must have a valid approval stamp from the Office of Student Affairs prior to duplicating.

    The following is not allowed: … No material will be permitted that is obscene, profane, malicious, slanderous or that incites the disturbance of the educational process of the college.

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.