Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment often occurs within the framework of a power imbalance where the person harassing has a real or perceived power over the person who is being harassed. Sexual harassment is behavior that: is unwanted or unwelcome, is sexual in nature or gender-based, is severe, pervasive and/or repeated (See Policy 339).

Sexual Harassment That May be Disciplined

Examples of Sexual Harassment

Harassment includes something beyond the mere expression of views, words, symbols or thoughts that some person finds offensive. The conduct must also be considered sufficiently serious to deny or limit a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the educational program or interferes in an employee’s work environment.