Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute harassment when
• Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or professional performance or creating what a
reasonable person would sense as an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment, educational, or living environment.
Some Examples of Sexual Harassment
• Pressure for sexual activity
• Unwelcome touching, patting, or hugging
• Unnecessary and unwelcome references to various parts of the body
• Belittling remarks about a person’s gender or sexual orientation
• Inappropriate sexual innuendoes or humor
• Obscene gestures
• Offensive sexual graffiti, pictures, or posters
• E-mail and Internet use that violates this policy
All members of the University community are responsible for creating a working, learning, and living environment that is free of sexual harassment.