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Sexual Harassment

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