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What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual Harassment is conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:   

  1. Quid pro quo harassment occurs when a College employee conditions the provision of an aid, benefit, or service offered by the College on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct;  
  2. Sexual Harassment that is unwelcome conduct (verbal, physical, written/electronic, and/or visual) on the basis of sex that is determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the College’s education program or activity (“sexual exploitation” or “complicity” that meets this definition may constitute sexual harassment under Title IX*); or 
  3. Sexual Assault” as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(6)(A)(v); “Dating Violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(10); “Domestic Violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(8); or “Stalking” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(30).  

Other Violations

Supporting Definitions

Do you believe you or somebody you know experienced Sexual Harassment?  Please see below for additional resource information.

*Sexual exploitation is an act attempted or committed by a person for sexual gratification, financial gain, or other advancement through the abuse or exploitation of another person’s sexuality. Examples include, but are not limited to: non-consensual observation or photographing of individuals who are undressing or engaging in sexual acts; non-consensual use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of sexual activity; prostituting another person; allowing others to observe a personal consensual sexual act without the prior knowledge and consent of all involved parties; and, knowingly exposing an individual to a sexually transmitted infection without their knowledge.