Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination
that includes verbal, written, or physical behavior of a sexual nature, directed at someone,
or against a particular group, because of that
person’s or group’s sex, or based on gender
stereotypes, when that behavior is unwelcome
and meets either of the following criteria: … 2. The behavior has the purpose or effect of
substantially interfering with the student’s
work or educational performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning
environment for employment, education,
on-campus living, or participation in a
University activity. Examples of this type
of sexual harassment can include:
(a) persistent unwelcome efforts to
develop a romantic or sexual
(b) unwelcome sexual advances or
requests for sexual favors;
(c) unwelcome commentary about an
individual’s body or sexual activities;
(d) repeated and unwelcome sexually oriented teasing, joking, or flirting;
(e) verbal abuse of a sexual nature.
Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment. Unwelcome sexual conduct that is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it alters the conditions of education or employment and creates an environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile, or offensive. The determination of whether an environment is “hostile” must be based on all of the circumstances. These circumstances could include the frequency of the conduct, its severity, and whether it is threatening or humiliating. Simple teasing, off hand comments and isolated incidents (unless extremely serious) will not amount to hostile environment harassment.
Unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, and other unwelcome verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: … Such conduct is reasonably regarded as offensive and has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the educational or work opportunities of students, staff, faculty or colleagues, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or working environment. If it takes place in the teaching context, it must also be persistent, pervasive, and not germane to the subject matter.
Unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favor and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when … (3) such conduct has the purpose or
effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating
an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or academic environment or the assignment of
better academic grades or favorable consideration for academic or social advancement.
For the purposes of this policy, sexual harassment is defined, as in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidelines, as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when, for example: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic/work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic/work environment.
The use of any term or the commission of any act that is sexually derogatory or discriminatory will not be tolerated.
For the purposes of this
policy, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome advances, request for special favors, and any other verbal, written, physical
or other conduct of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct would be objectively regarded by a reasonable person as substantially interfering with an individual’s ability to
learn or work or participate in University programs or activities by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive school or work
environment even if the person engaging in the conduct does not intend to interfere, intimidate, or be hostile or offensive.
For purposes of this subparagraph 3, the conduct must be sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates a hostile
or abusive educational or working environment. For a one-time incident to rise to the level of harassment, it must be severe.
Sexual harassment includes any of the following conduct:
unwelcome sexual advances, touching, or propositions; continual verbal expression about an individual’s body; sexually degrading words used to describe an individual; the offensive display in the workplace or educational environment of sexual objects or pictures. Sexual harassment also includes other physical, verbal, or visual conduct based on gender when: (1) it has the natural effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive, or abusive environment….