Student Handbook – XVI. Policy and Procedures on Sexual Harassment – Examples of Sexual Harassment

By August 28, 2013

Examples of unacceptable verbal or physical conduct which may constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
3. a pattern of conduct in class or in the workplace (not legitimately related to the subject matter of the course or job) which would discomfort or humiliate a reasonable person at whom the conduct was directed, through comments of a sexual nature, such as sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, anecdotes, or references to sexual orientation.
4. a pattern of conduct that would discomfort or humiliate a reasonable person at whom the conduct was directed, through one or more of the following: (a) inappropriate touching, patting, hugging or brushing against a person’s body, (b) repeated or unwanted staring, (c) remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body, or (d) remarks about a person’s sexual orientation, sexual activity, or speculations about previous sexual experience;
5. a pattern of conduct which a reasonable person would identify as one or more of the following; (a) inappropriate remarks or humor based on gender stereotypes or sexual orientation, (b) inequalities in references to males and females (e.g., “men and girls”), (c) the assignment according to gender stereotypes of tasks that are not gender specific.