Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome sexual attention. It can be a repeated behavior or could be one serious incident. It may take the form of sexual jokes or teasing, sexually demeaning remarks, pressure for dates or sex, deliberate touching, pinching, cornering, attempts to fondle or kiss, and requests for sex in exchange for grades, salary raises, or promotions.
Sexual Harassment in the Educational Setting is defined as:
Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can include unwelcome
sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical
conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment of a student denies or limits, on the
basis of sex, the student’s ability to participate in or to receive benefits, services, or
opportunities in the educational institution’s program.
Sexual harassment is often described as unsolicited advances. It may range from inappropriate sexual suggestions to coerced sexual relations…The harasser may be the victim’s employer, supervisor, co-worker, employee, college official or classmate. Sexual harassment may also include:
1. Unsolicited verbal sexual comments;
2. Subtle pressure for sexual activity;
3. Sexist remarks about a person’s body or sexual activities;
Violation of this policy will lead to discipline, including termination.
Sexual harassment as defined by this policy with reference to applicable equal opportunity law consists of unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual or nonsexual nature that is directed toward a person because of the person’s sex, when:
the conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s work or educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment (hostile environment harassment).
Sexual harassment of an employee or of an applicant for employment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
4) when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Additionally, a person who is qualified for but denied an employment benefit because of another’s submission to sexual harassment is protected by this policy.
Such unacceptable conduct might include but is not limited to:
1. Repeated offensive sexual flirtations, unwelcome advances, propositions or invitations;
2. Unwelcome repeated comments, displays or suggestions of a sexual nature which are individual or gender oriented;
‘The University of Rhode Island prohibits all forms of sexual harassment.’
‘Sexual harassment includes verbal and physical behaviors that range from sexual gestures or teasing to sexual assault. Verbal sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to, sexual remarks, comments, jokes and innuendoes, whistles and cat calls, crude and offensive language, comments on physical attributes, use of demeaning or inappropriate terms, discussion of sexual activities, the posing of personal questions, the spreading of stories about someone’s social or sexual life, and propositions or pressure for social or sexual contact. Physical sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to, unwanted touching, patting, grabbing, pinching or hugging, stares, leers or sexual gestures, following someone or blocking their path, the display of sexually explicit or suggestive pictures, sexual assault and rape.’
‘Those who are found to have engaged in sexual harassment will be subject to disciplinary action which may range from remedial education to suspension and termination.’
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, constitute sexual harassment 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 work, residential or academic environment.
Sexual harassment of a student is defined as the use of an employee’s authority to emphasize the sexuality or sexual identity of a student in a manner which prevents or impairs that student’s full employment of educational benefits, climate, or opportunities
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical conduct or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when:
3. That conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s employment or education or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment or educational environment.