With respect to behavior by UO employees directed
toward UO students, sexual harassment is defined as:
Any sexual advance, any request for sexual favors, or other
verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a UO
employee when … such conduct
interferes with the work or academic performance of a
student because it has created an intimidating, hostile, or
offensive working or academic environment for the student
who is the object of the conduct and a reasonable person
of that student’s gender would have been affected
similarly to the student.
It is the policy of Nicholls State University that no member of the academic community may
sexually harass another. Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, disparaging remarks and other
conduct of a sexual nature constitute harassment when: (one or more of the following)
* They are unwelcome;
* They are made under circumstances implying that one’s response might affect academic
or personnel decisions that are subject to the influence of the person making such proposals;
* Such conduct is persistently abusive of others and implies a discriminatory attitude or
hostility toward their personal or professional interests because of sex; or
* Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s
academic or work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning
or work environment.
* Examples of such conduct include unwanted touching, repeated negative comments
about the abilities of one sex or another, repeated personal questions of a sexual nature,
repeated sexually oriented comments about an individual’s appearance.
Sexual harassment is defined under University policy, as an attempt to … subject a person to unwanted sexual attention, or to punish a
refusal to comply or to create a sexually intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational
environment. Sexual harassment includes a wide range of behaviors, from the actual coercing of
sexual relations to the unwelcome emphasizing of sexual identity, verbal harassment or abuse,
unwelcome sexual advances, and unnecessary touching.