August 28, 2013

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. It includes faculty
behavior that covertly or overtly uses the power
inherent in the status of a professor to affect negatively
a student’s educational experiences or career
opportunities on the basis of sexual identity and/or to
threaten, coerce or intimidate a student to accept sexual
advances or risk reprisal in terms of a grade, a
recommendation, a professional growth opportunity or
a job.