Sexual Harassment involves unwelcome sexual advances, express or implied requests for sexual favors, sexual violence, and other verbal, non-verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and persistent that it has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance, creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive University environment, implying that academic or employment status or success is contingent upon fulfilling requests or demands, or limiting one’s participation in University activities. Both men and women can be victimized by harassment.
What is sexual harassment?
Sexual Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
Touching, leaning over, cornering or pinching that is deliberate
Sexual looks or gestures
Pressure for sexual favors
Comments, calls, letters, or images that are sexual in nature
Whistling or catcalling
Graphic or degrading comments about another’s appearance, dress, and/or anatomy
This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-WA-AX-0017 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S., DOJ.
The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.