Examples of Conduct that could Constitute Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment occurs in a variety of situations which share a common element: the introduction of sexual activities, written, pictorial, electronic (e.g. e-mail) or other conduct that is sexual, into the learning, or working environment that have no legitimate educational or instructional purpose. Often, sexual harassment involves relationships of unequal power, and contains elements of coercion, such as when the granting of sexual favors becomes a criterion for employment or academic success. Sexual harassment may also involve relationships among people of same or different gender, and/or equal status. When repeated sexual advances have a harmful effect upon a person's ability to study or work, they may be considered sexual harassment.
Examples of Conduct that could Constitute Sexual Assault/Violence
In the context of the University's Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures, sexual assault or violence occurs when there are physical sexual acts perpetrated against the will of a student or employee when that student or employee is incapable of giving consent. Acts of rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion all constitute sexual violence.