Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual
favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment
occurs when: … Such conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive as to have the effect of
unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or educational performance or of
creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working, educational or residential
environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment: A. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical
conduct of a sexual nature.
B. Unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance or creating an intimidating,
hostile, or offensive University environment. C. Submission to or enduring such conduct when rejected is made either explicitly or
implicitly a term or condition of instruction, employment, or participation in other
University activity.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

No person shall engage in unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and/or other physical conduct, and expressive behavior of a sexual nature where submission to such conduct is made explicitly, or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual’s employment
or education; or where submission to, or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for academic or employment decisions affecting that individual. Instances where such conduct has the purpose of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or
professional performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning employment or
educational environment is strictly prohibited.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual
harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors,
and other unwelcome verbal and physical conduct based on sex when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially and unreasonably
interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an
intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational environment. For
such conduct to constitute sexual harassment in the teaching context, the
behavior must also be persistent, pervasive, and not germane to the
academic subject matter and affect a student’s class participation, or ability
to participate in or benefit from an education program, opportunity or activity,
or create an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is generally defined as unwelcome sexual advances, including requests for sexual
favors and the verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, especially when submission to such conduct
is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of a student’s education or employment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Behavior that may constitute
sexual harassment under this policy includes
unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual
favors, and other unwelcome verbal or physical
conduct of a sexual nature where … such
conduct has the effect or purpose of substantially
interfering with a student’s work or academic
performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile or
demeaning employment or learning environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance as an administrator, faculty member, staff, or student, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

The term “sexual harassment” includes, but is not limited to, verbal or non-verbal conduct that is intimidating, demeaning, hostile, or offensive with an inappropriate focus on sex, sexual history, individual gender-based characteristics, or sexual orientation; unwelcomed verbal or physical advances; unwelcomed verbal or physical advances; attempts to subject a person to unwanted sexual attention or to coerce a person into sexual relations; and/or retaliation for a refusal to comply with sexual demands. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Hostile environment harassment occurs when the conduct is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with an individual’s performance as an employee or student or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
working/learning environment. Examples of actions that might be deemed to
create a hostile environment based on sex could include flirtation, vulgar language, sexually suggestive jokes, touching of a sexual nature, displaying or
distributing sexually explicit materials, etc.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment includes behavior that is
inappropriate to the academic or employment
setting – for example, unwelcome or irrelevant
comments, gestures, or touching – that may reasonably be perceived as a sexual overture or
sexual denigration. This includes making known to
other people a person’s sexual orientation without
his/her consent, and with the intent to denigrate
that person sexually.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is defined
as unwelcome gender-based verbal or physical conduct that it sufficiently
severe, persistent or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with, limits, or
deprives someone of the ability to participate in or benefit from the college’s
educational program or activities or employment benefits or opportunities.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment–a form of sex discrimination–includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical actions of a sexual nature when submission to such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of the student’s status in a course, program or activity; or is used as a basis for academic or other decisions affecting such student; or when such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the student’s academic performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Policy Violation on the basis of Sexual Harassment – occurs when sexual behavior or requests for sexual favors: … Have the express purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work/academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working academic environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

In order for the conduct to be considered sexual harassment, the behavior must be:
* Unwanted or unwelcome;
* Sexual in nature or related to the sex or gender of the employee/student;
* Sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the recipient’s employment or education.
Examples of sexual harassment in employment or education include, but are not limited to, uninvited sexual comments or innuendo, oral, written, or electronic communications that are sexually explicit in nature or sexually explicit questions, jokes, or anecdotes about gender-specific traits.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

[S]exual harassment, which is defined as any unsolicited, unwelcome,
and unwanted sexual advance, or other conduct of a sexual nature which has the effect of
interfering with an individual’s performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual Harassment” is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. More specifically, sexually harassing behavior includes the following:

1. gender harassment, including sexist statements and behavior that convey insulting, degrading, or sexist attitudes ….

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Discrimination because of gender includes sexual harassment, which means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when: … such conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s employment, public accommodations or public services, education or housing environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, including requests for sexual favors and other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, when … the conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct
of a sexual nature that are unwelcome and expressly or implicitly imposes
conditions upon, threatens, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning
environment of such a severe and pervasive nature as to interfere with an individual’s (i) academic pursuits, (ii) university employment, (iii) participation in
activities sponsored by the university or organizations related to the university, or
(iv) opportunities to benefit from other aspects of university life.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment, whether between people of different sexes or the same sex, includes
unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or
academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational
environment and has no legitimate relationship to the subject matter of a course or academic
research.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is defined as objectionable, unwanted sexual attention from either a person in a position of authority or power or from a peer. Sexual harassment also can involve verbal or written communication of a sexual nature that create an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational living or work environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … The conduct or statement has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with work or class performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, and/or offensive work or classroom environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexually harassing any person, male or female, by making one or more unwelcome sex-related comments or sexual overtures, engaging in other similar physical behaviors, or displaying offensive visual materials which interfere with, or are intended to interfere with another person’s work or study. Even one incident, if it is sufficiently serious, may constitute sexual harassment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Harassment is a specific form of discrimination. It is unwelcome behavior, based on a protected status, which is sufficiently severe or pervasive to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for academic pursuits, employment, or participation in university-sponsored programs or activities.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

To constitute
harassment in violation of this policy there must be a finding that the
conduct was: (1) based on one or more of the protected categories
mentioned above; (2) unwelcome and offensive; and (3) either severe (in
the case of isolated incidents) or repeated and pervasive such that it had the
purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work or
academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile or abusive
work or educational environment at the University.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment” means unwelcome sexual advances,
unwelcome requests for sexual favors, or other unwelcome
behavior of a sexual nature when: … such behavior is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that
a reasonable person would find that it:
a) alters the terms or conditions of a person’s employment
or educational experience, or
b) unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or
performance in a course, program, or activity, thus
creating a hostile or abusive working or educational
environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Conduct of a sexual nature or based on gender or sexuality that is severe or
pervasive enough to create an intimidating, abusive, or hostile campus,
educational, or working environment as defined by a reasonable person under
similar circumstances. This may include unwanted, unwelcome, or
inappropriate sexual or gender-based activities, or comments.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

For the purposes of this policy, sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s work or educational performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for work or learning.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual Harassment: … Unwelcome sexual behavior toward another employee or student that is (1) persistent, pervasive, or severe, and (2) has the purpose or effect of interfering with the work or educational environment in a way that a reasonable person would find hostile or offensive.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

For all individuals who are part of the Temple community, sexually harassing conduct
that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive as to substantially disrupt
or undermine a person’s ability to participate in or to receive the benefits, services, or
opportunities of the University is prohibited, including the following: unwelcome sexual
advances requests for sexual favors, and other harassing conduct or physical contact of a
sexual or gender-motivated nature, when: … c. such conduct substantially interferes with an individual’s work,
educational performance, or equal access to the University’s resources and
opportunities; or

d. such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or abusive work or
educational environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other
verbal or physical conduct that is pervasive or severe may
constitute sexual harassment when: … such conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with
an individual’s work or academic performance or creating
an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic
environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexually Inappropriate Conduct: Unwelcome sexual conduct that may not rise to the level of sexual harassment or sexual exploitation, but that is sexual in nature. Examples may include: obscene or sexually offensive gestures and comments; and lewdness.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment where … such advances, requests or conduct have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating or sexually offensive work environment.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance; requesting of sexual favors; or other written, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

1. submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, education, or participation in a University activity;
2. submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for, or a factor in, decisions affecting that individual’s employment, education, or participation in a University activity; or
3. such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employment or academic performance or creating an intimidating, offensive, or hostile environment for that individual’s employment, education, or participation in a University activity.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

sexual harassment may be present if there
are unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other
verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature and: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or participation
or performance in a course, program, or activity, or creates an
intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for work or any
course, program, or activity.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is defined by law and also constitutes Prohibited Harassment; generally under the law, it includes any unwanted or unsolicited sexual gesture, physical contact, or statement which, when viewed from the perspective of a reasonable person similarly situated, is offensive, threatening, humiliating, or interferes with a person’s ability to perform his or her job, educational pursuit, or participation in campus life.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is defined by law as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, physical, or other form of expressive communication of a sexual nature, when submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for employment or academic decisions, or such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or sexually offensive work or academic environment.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment may include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or
other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … 3. Such conduct is severe or pervasive and objectively and subjectively has the effect of: a. Unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or equal access to education; or b. Creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or academic environment; or 4. Such conduct, if repeated, is reasonably likely to meet the standard set forth in number 3 immediately above.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and
other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute
sexual harassment when … 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.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment refers to unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors or other unwelcome verbal and/or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … such conduct is so extreme or constant that a reasonable person would find that it:
1.
alters the terms or condition of a person’s employment or educational experience, or
unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or performance in a course, program, or
activity, which thereby creates a hostile or abusive working or educational environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Harassment, which is defined as unwelcome conduct that is so severe or pervasive, and objectively offensive, that it substantially interferes with the ability of a
person to work, learn, live, or participate in or benefit
from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the
University. In no event shall this rule be construed to
discipline a student for speech protected by the First
Amendment to the United States Constitution (e.g.,
mere insulting or offensive speech).

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Discrimination because of sex includes sexual harassment which means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when:
… (iii) Such conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s employment, public accommodations or public services, education, or housing, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment, public accommodations, public services, education, or housing environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is defined as: “Unwelcome or
unwanted advances, requests for sexual favors, or
other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature on
or off campus when: … 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 environment for
work or learning.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Certain bias-related behaviors, although they may not necessarily constitute bias-related
harassment in and of themselves, may contribute to an environment becoming hostile.
These behaviors may include:
* Offensive racial, ethnic or other slurs;
* Malicious insulting name calling;
* Offensive or obscene notes, e-mail messages or phone calls, including anonymous
ones;
* Derogatory or offensive graffiti;
* Hostile stereotyping the experiences, background, and skills of individual groups;
* Threatening members of diverse groups;
* Offensive or mean-spirited comments or jokes;
* Disrespectful Imitation of stereotypes in speech or mannerisms;
* Spreading rumors;
* Preventing access to any NCSA resource or activity;
* Unnecessary touching, grabbing, pinching, cornering or trapping, kissing or hugging;
* Physical contact e.g., brushing up against another’s body;
* Suggestive gestures, staring or leering;
* Pressure to date;
* Repeated requests to go out, especially after prior refusal;
* Suggestive or inappropriate remarks about looks, dress, or sexual preference;
* Displays of sexually graphic or offensive material;
* Attributing objections to any of the above to “hypersensitivity” of the targeted
individual or group.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

What is Sexual Harassment?

For example:

* subtle pressure for sexual activity
* unnecessary touches or contact
* offensive sexual graffiti or cartoons
* inappropriate sexual innuendoes
* verbal sexual abuse disguised as humor
* whistling, cat-calls, obscene gestures

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is also defined as student-to-student or student-initiated deliberate, unsolicited, and unwelcomed verbal and/or physical conduct of a sexual nature, or with sexual implications. Unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature shall constitute sexual harassment when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal and physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute “environmental sexual harassment” when such conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment which unreasonably interferes with another’s work, academic performance or privacy.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual Harassment shall mean unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or
other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively
offensive that it effectively bars the victim’s access to an educational opportunity or benefit
or alters the conditions of the victim’s employment and creates an abusive working environment.
In determining whether alleged conduct constitutes sexual harassment as defined in
this policy, the record as a whole will be considered as well as the context in which the conduct occured.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is defined in terms of unwelcome conduct (sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, written or spoken sexual expressions, physical behavior of a sexual nature) under any of the following circumstances: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual
advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical
conduct of a sexual nature when:
… 4. Such conduct or request unreasonably interferes
with an individual’s work or academic performance or creates
an objectively intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for
working or learning.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Examples of sexual
harassment may include, but are not limited to, the following:
* non-sexual slurs about one’s gender;
*contrived work or study assignments and assigning
more onerous or unpleasant tasks predominately to employees or
students of one gender;
*repeated unwanted touching, patting or pinching;
*repeated inappropriate social invitations or requests for
sexual favors;
*repeated unwanted discussions of sexual matters;
*use of sexual jokes, stories, analogies or images which
are not related to the subject of the class or work situation;
*touching, fondling or deliberate brushing against
another person;
*ogling, leering or prolonged stares at another’s body;
*display or use of sexual graffiti or sexually-explicit
pictures or objects;
*sexually suggestive jokes, comments, e-mails, or other
written or oral communications.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment in academic settings and in the employment arena where
students are involved is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual
advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, graphic, or physical conduct
of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with a
student’s employment or academic performance or creates an intimidating,
hostile, or offensive work or educational environment.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

The following conduct is prohibited: Making unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors …. The above conduct constitutes sexual harassment when it is sufficiently severe or pervasive as to disrupt or undermine a person’s ability to participate in or to receive the benefits, services, or opportunities of the University, including unreasonably interfering with a person’s work or educational performance.

Whether conduct is sufficiently offensive to constitute sexual harassment is determined from the perspective of an objectively reasonable person of the same gender in the same situation.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Generally, sexual harassment may be defined as unwelcome
sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal
or physical conduct of a sexual nature when one of the
following criteria is met: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of
unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work
performance or educational experience or creating
an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or
educational environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where: … 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 scholastic environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual
advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, and other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual
nature when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the individual’s work or
academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic
environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, including requests for sexual
favors and other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, when submission to such conduct
is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of a student’s education, or
submission to or rejection of such conduct by a student is used as the basis for academic
conditions affecting the student; or the conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering
with an individual’s academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
learning environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Prohibited harassment is defined as
physical, verbal or nonverbal conduct based on the student’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin,
sexual orientation, disability, or on any other basis prohibited by law, that is so severe, persistent, or
pervasive that the conduct:
1. Affects a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity, or
creates an intimidating, threatening, hostile or offensive educational environment;
2. Has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with the student’s academic
performance; or
3. Otherwise adversely affects the student’s educational opportunities.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

The following are examples of misconduct subject to disciplinary action: … Any unsolicited, offensive behavior that inappropriately asserts sexuality over status as a student or an employee; unwelcome sexual advances; requests for sexual favors; and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work, living, or learning environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually
motivated physical contact and other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature … which 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.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Whether committed by faculty, students, supervisors or non-supervisory staff; sexual harassment
in the workplace and in the educational environment is prohibited. This includes, but is not
limited to, unwelcome acts or statements including sexual advances, touching, propositions,
continual verbal commentaries about an individual’s body, sexually degrading words used to
describe an individual and/or the display in the workplace or educational environment of sexual
objects or pictures; or other physical, verbal or visual conduct based on gender when (1) the
conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work
performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive or abusive environment; (2) submission to the conduct is an explicit or implicit term or condition of student status or
employment; and/or (3) submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for an
employment or academic decision.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is any form of unwelcome
sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or
physical conduct of a sexual nature. These actions shall constitute
harassment when … 3) such conduct
has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an
individual’s work or academic/co-curricular performance or
creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work/College
environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Behaviors at Quinnipiac that inappropriately assert sexuality are unacceptable and
are not condoned. Behaviors that constitute sexual harassment include unsolicited verbal, nonverbal and/or
physical conduct that interferes with student or employment status or creates an intimidating, hostile or
offensive environment.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other
verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature also are serious
violations of this policy and are prohibited…. More detailed
information as to actions and behaviors that might constitute “sexual
harassment” can be obtained from the Student Life Office and/or the
Human Resources Department.

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or other unwelcome
verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to or rejection of such advances, requests, or
conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly […] When such advances, requests, or conduct are so severe or pervasive that they have the purpose or effect of
unreasonably interfering with a student’s education or an employee’s work performance or of creating an
intimidating, hostile, humiliating, or sexually offensive educational, living, or working environment, when
judged by the standards of a reasonable person.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sex discrimination in the form of sexual
harassment, defined as the use of one’s
authority or power, either explicitly or
implicitly, to coerce another into unwanted
sexual relations or to punish another for his
or her refusal, or as the creation by a
member of the University community of an
intimidating, hostile, or offensive working
or educational environment through verbal
or physical conduct of a sexual nature, shall
be a violation of the University’s human
rights policy. Either men or women can be
harassed by members of the same or
opposite sex; University policy prohibits all
forms of sexual harassment. For resolution
of a sexual harassment complaint, please
refer to the previous section titled
“Resolution of Grievances,” which includes
the contact information for the University
Ombudsman for Sexual Harassment.

Sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

Harassment based on race, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics is oral, written, graphic or physical conduct relating to an individual’s protected characteristics that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent so as to interfere with or limit the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from the educational institution’s programs or activities.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, disparaging remarks, and other conduct of a sexual
nature constitute harassment when:
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 work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning or work
environment.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Sex discrimination in the form of sexual harassment, defined as the use of one\’s authority or power,
either explicitly or implicitly, to coerce another into unwanted sexual relations or to punish another for
his or her refusal, or as the creation by a member of the University community of an intimidating,
hostile or offensive working or educational environment through verbal or physical conduct of a
sexual nature, shall be a violation of the University\’s human rights policy. (University Handbook, Vol.
IV, p.44).

sexual harassment

By August 28, 2013

The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville is committed to the maintenance of a community free from all forms of sexual
harassment. Sexual harassment violates University policy as well as state, federal, and local laws. It is neither permitted nor
condoned. The coverage of this policy extends to all faculty, researchers, staff, students, vendors, contractors, and visitors to the
University.

Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual
nature when:
1. Submission to such conduct is an explicit or implicit condition of employment or academic success.
2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for an employment or academic decision; or
3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of
a. Unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance; or
b. Creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or academic environment.
While sexual harassment most often takes place where there is a power differential between the persons involved, it also may
occur between persons of the same status. Sexual harassment can occur on University premises or off campus at Universitysponsored
events. It can occur between members of the same gender as well as between members of different genders.

Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

III. Sexual Harassment
For purposes of Troy University’s policy, sexual harassment is defined as any type of sexually
oriented misconduct that is unwelcome or inappropriate. Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome
sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, graphic, or physical conduct
of sexual nature when:
1. Submission to such conduct is explicitly, or implicitly a term or condition of a student’s or
employee’s academic success or employment; or
2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the implicit or explicit basis for employment
or academic decisions affecting the student’s or employee’s educational and/or work
experience; or
3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s or
employee’s employment or academic performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
work or educational environment.
Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
1. demanding sexual favors in exchange for favorable evaluations, assignments, promotions,
continued employment, grades, letters of recommendation or similar promises;
2. subtle pressure for sexual activity;
3. continued or repeated sexual jokes, kidding, teasing, epithets, flirtation, advances, or propositions;
4. derogatory or demeaning comments about gender, whether sexual or not;
5. harassment consistently targeted at only one sex, even if the content of the verbal abuse is not
sexual;
6. verbal abuse of a sexual nature;
7. graphic verbal commentary about an individual’s body, clothing, sexual process, or sexual
deficiencies;
8. sexually degrading or vulgar words to describe an individual;
9. leering, whistling, touching, pinching, brushing the body, assault, coerced sexual acts, or
suggestive, insulting, or obscene comments or gestures;
10.the display in the workplace or an academic environment of sexually suggestive objects,
pictures, posters or cartoons;
11.introduction or utilization of inappropriate sexual material in an academic setting;
12.name calling, relating stories, gossip, comments, or jokes that may be derogatory toward a
particular sex;
13.the display of sexually suggestive graffiti;
14.asking questions about sexual conduct or sexual orientation or performances;
15.offensive, repeated requests for dates, even if made after work; and
16.continued advances of a sexual nature which are rejected, even after the parties break off a
consensual relationship.

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XI. Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination, and it is illegal. Sexual harassment is
defined as unwelcome verbal or physical sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other
verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when,

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(3) such conduct has the purpose
or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance, or
creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

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• Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or
physical conduct of a sexual nature;
• Conduct of a sexual nature that is unwelcome and contributes to a workplace
or learning environment that is hostile, intimidating, offensive, or adverse to
persons;

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EXAMPLES OF PROHIBITED CONDUCT
Conduct prohibited by this policy may include, but is not limited to:
Unwelcome sexual flirtation; advances or propositions for A. sexual activity.
Continued or repeated verbal abuse of a sexual nature, such as suggestive comments
and sexually explicit jokes.
B.
C. Sexually degrading language to describe an individual.
D. Remarks of a sexual nature to describe a person’s body or clothing.
E. Display of sexually demeaning objects and pictures.

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Sexual Harassment – Definition

Because sexual harassment has been more thoroughly defined in the law than harassment based on a protected trait, the following definition of sexual harassment is included in this policy.

Quid Pro Quo is the Latin term for “this for that” and occurs when there is a demand for a sexual favor in exchange for employment and/or academic benefit. A Hostile Environment exists when harassing behavior unreasonably interferes with a student’s academic or employee’s work performance and creates a hostile, intimidating, or offensive academic and/or work environment.

Sexual Harassment at Ohio University is defined as any unwelcome sexual advance or request for sexual favor made by an employee or agent of the University, (including all faculty staff, students, and student employees), to a student, or employee of the University, and is conduct of a sexual nature exhibited by such person(s) toward another when such conduct substantially interferes with the person’s educational or work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or work environment.

Examples of Sexual Harassment in Any Setting

* Unwelcome or uninvited sexual comments or innuendo
* Oral, written, or electronic communications that are sexually explicit in nature
* Sexually explicit questions, jokes, or anecdotes about gender specific traits
* Sexually suggestive sounds, gestures, gifts, or visual materials such as magazines, pictures, posters, photos, cartoons, or drawings
* Direct or indirect threats concerning sexual favors or the refusal to consent to sexual favors
* Sexual leering, uninvited touching, stroking, or gestures
* Communication of unsought sexual propositions, requests for dates, sexual favors, or lewd remarks or sounds
* Coerced sexual intercourse
* Sexual assault or abuse

Some Examples of Sexual Harassment in the Classroom or Instructional Setting

* Pattern of conduct that is not legitimately related to the subject matter of the course and causes discomfort or embarrassment for the student to the degree that it interferes with learning. Such conduct may include unwelcome or uninvited comments of a sexual nature, including jokes or anecdotes, touching, patting, hugging, brushing up against a person’s body, and repeated or unwanted sexually oriented stares.
* Remarks, jokes, comments, questions about sexual acts, experiences, or orientation in the classroom when such discussion is not reasonably and legitimately related to the subject matter of the course.
* Display of inappropriate sexually oriented material, such as magazines, photographs or other visual items when such material is visible to others and unreasonably interferes with a person’s learning, and is not legitimately related to the subject matter of the course.

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Based on the definition contained in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
guidelines, adapted to include educational environments, sexual harassment is defined as
unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct
of a sexual nature when:
Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or
condition of an individual’s employment or academic advancement;
Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used as a factor in
employment or academic decisions affecting such individuals; or
Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an
individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or
g, living or academic environment.
law
.g., religion, veteran status, handicap, etc.) or may be based on some other reason not
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Minori
If approaching the individual is not possible (e.g., the person who believes that he/she has
been su e
handled or
individual
Academic Dean, the Director of Minority Student Affairs, the Director of Student Judicial
Services, or the Director of Affirmative Action. If, for some reason, the person who believes
that he e
any of thes
Administra the matter will be fully investigated,
including the nature of the harassment and the context in which it occurred.
gy, sensitivity training, and/or other disciplinary action including
ismissal. Likewise, because intentionally false accusations of harassment can have serious
effects i
of violat n uspension or
dismissal.
offensive workin
While sexual harassment most often takes place in situations of power differential between
the persons involved, sexual harassment may also occur between persons of the same status
(e.g., student-to-student). The person exhibiting sexually harassing conduct need not realize
or intend the conduct to be offensive for the conduct to constitute sexual harassment.

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Sexual Harassment
All faculty, staff, and students have a right to work in an environment free of
discrimination, including freedom from sexual harassment. It is the policy of the
University System of New Hampshire that no member of the University System
community may sexually harass another. The intent of this policy is not to create
a climate of fear, but to foster responsible behavior in an academic and working
environment free of discrimination.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or
physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:
• Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an
individual’s work performance or creating a hostile or offensive working or
academic environment.
• Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the
basis for employment or academic decisions affecting that individual.
• Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or
condition of an individual’s employment or academic work. (Section 1604.11
of the EEOC’s Guidelines on Sex Discrimination).
Examples of conduct which may, if continued or repeated, constitute sexual
harassment are:
• Unwelcome sexual propositions.
• Graphic comments about a person’s body.
• Sexually suggestive objects or pictures in the workplace.
• Sexually degrading words to describe a person.
• Derogatory or sexually explicit statements about an actual or supposed sexual
relationship.
• Unwelcome touching, patting, pinching, or leering.
• Derogatory gender-based humor.

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Sexual harassment may range from sexual innuendoes made at inappropriate times, perhaps in the guise of humor, or to coerce sexual relations. Harassment at its extreme occurs when a person in control, influence, or position to affect another person’s job or career uses his or her authority and power to coerce the other person into sexual relations or to punish such person’s refusal. It may include:

 Verbal harassment or abuse.
 Subtle pressure for sexual activity.
 Persistent remarks about another person’s clothing, body or sexual activities.
 Unnecessary touching, patting or pinching.
 Constant brushing against another person’s body.
 Demanding sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats concerning one’s job, letters of recommendation, etc.
 Physical assault.

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Disciplinary action may be initiated by the College and sanctions imposed against any student or student organization found responsible of committing, attempting to commit, or intentionally assisting in the commission of any of the following prohibited forms of conduct:


14. Sexual harassment which includes any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or any conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct has the purpose of effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work, performance, or participation in extra-curricular activities.
15. Sexual harassment and/or actions of a sexual nature, which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

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20. Sexual Harassment.
(Refer to Policy 1.B.1, p. 46)
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or any other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
constitutes sexual harassment when:
a. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of your academic performance
or your participation in student activities sanctioned by the University.
b. Such conduct has the purpose of effect of threatening, or interfering with your work or academic performance.
c. In situations where there is a superior/subordinate relationships between parties such as staff and student, faculty and
student, or supervisor and staff.

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Sexual Harassment Policy
It is the policy of Central Missouri State University to prohibit sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination and constitutes a violation of
federal and state law. This policy applies to employment and academic relationships
among faculty, staff, and students and is intended to protect the rights of all persons
within the University by providing fair and impartial investigations of all complaints
brought to the attention of appropriate officials. Violations may lead to disciplinary
action. Every attempt will be made to maintain confidentiality of all parties involved.
Questions regarding this policy may be addressed to the Chief Judicial Officer,
Administration 214, 660-543-4114.

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Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassments when:
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such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or employment performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, embarrassing or offensive employment, educational or living environment.

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…unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when, for example:
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Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
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Generalized gender-based remarks and comments.
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# Verbal, written or electronic sexually suggestive or obscene comments, jokes or propositions including letters, notes, e-mails, text messages, invitations, gestures or inappropriate comments about a person’s clothing.
# Visual contact, such as leering or staring at another’s body, gesturing, displaying sexually suggestive objects, cartoons, posters, magazines or pictures of scantily-clad individuals.

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…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 work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive
work environment.
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• Generalized gender-based remarks and comments.
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• Verbal, written or electronic sexually suggestive or obscene comments, jokes or
propositions including letters, notes, e-mails, text messages, invitations,
gestures or inappropriate comments about a person’s clothing.
• Visual contact, such as leering or staring at another’s body, gesturing,
displaying sexually suggestive objects, cartoons, posters, magazines or pictures of scantily-clad individuals.

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Sexual harassment may consist of requests
or demands for sexual favors, unwelcomed
physical advances, or conduct (verbal or
physical) of a sexual nature that creates an
atmosphere perceived by any reasonable
person to be demeaning, intimidating,
hostile, or offensive.

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Sexual harassment includes such behavior as sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed towards an employee, student, or applicant, particularly when one or more of the following circumstances is present:
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The conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s work performance or a student’s academic performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment.

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Sexual harassment may be defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for
sexual favors, and other physical and expressive behavior of a sexual nature when:
[…]
such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an
individual’s work or educational performance, or of creating an intimidating,
hostile, or offensive working and learning environment.

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[S]exual harassment, for the purpose of this policy, is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
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Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning or employment environment.

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Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or
other verbal or physical conduct or written communication of a sexual nature which interferes
with an individual’s work, academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities,
creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment. This may include
such actions as demands or subtle pressure for sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt
promises of preferential treatment or threats, intentional and undesired physical contact,
sexually explicit language or writings, or lewd pictures or notes.

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I. Policy

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In both obvious and subtle ways, even a suggestion of sexual or racial harassment is destructive to individual students, faculty, staff, and the academic community as a whole.

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A. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when one of the following criteria is met:

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3. such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or educational experience or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or educational environment.

B. Sexual harassment encompasses any sexual attention that is unwanted and can take many forms, but most sexual harassment falls into three categories: verbal, visual, and physical. The examples listed above are not exclusive, but simply represent
types of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment. Some examples of behavior or conduct that may constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

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3. Suggestive or inappropriate communications, e-mail, notes, letters, or other written materials displaying objects or pictures which are sexual in nature that would create hostile or offensive work or living environments

4. Sexual innuendoes, comments, and remarks about a person’s clothing, body or activities

5. Suggestive or insulting sounds

6. Whistling in a suggestive manner

7. Humor and jokes about sex that denigrate men or women

8. Sexual propositions, invitations, or pressure for sexual activity

9. Implied or overt sexual threats

10. Suggestive or obscene gestures

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2.1 Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature, submission to which is made a condition of a person’s exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege, power, or immunity, either explicitly or implicitly.

2.2 In relation to the foregoing, sexual harassment may range from unthinking and often unintentional verbal denigration of a person on the basis of gender to actual physical assault. Some examples that may constitute sexual harassment are: offensive sexual flirtations, advances, or pressure for sexual activity; unwanted touching, pinching, or unnecessary brushes; unwanted exposure to sexual graffiti, photographs or suggestive objects; sexual innuendoes or statements made at inappropriate times or disguised as humor, or obscene gestures; disparaging remarks about one’s gender; or any offensive or abusive physical contact.

2.3 Conduct, whether on or off System property, will constitute sexual harassment when:
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(3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s ability to function normally, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

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II. Sexual harassment includes a wide range of behaviors from the actual coercion of sexual relations to unwelcome offensive comments, jokes, innuendoes, and other sexually oriented statements including unwelcome statements emphasizing sexual identity. Sexual harassment may be indirect and even unintentional. The definition of what constitutes sexual harassment will be applied and interpreted by the College consistent with accepted standards of reasonable judgment, mature behavior and academic freedom.