Policies and Procedures Manual

Chapter 3: Student Affairs

03:01:01:01   Sexual Harassment

Generally, sexual harassment may be defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when one of the following criteria is met:

  1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of the individual’s employment or of the individual’s status in a program, course or activity; 
  2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment decisions, a criterion for evaluation, or a basis for academic or other decisions affecting such individual;
  3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or educational environment.
  4. Whether the alleged conduct constitutes sexual harassment depends upon the record as a whole and the totality of the circumstances, such as the nature of sexual advances in the context within which the alleged incident occurred.


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Divisional Review Responsibilities Checklist: Student Affairs

Revision History: April 2014