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Gender Harassment

As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says in its 2018 report, “Gender harassment is by far the most common type of sexual harassment. It refers to ‘‘a broad range of verbal and nonverbal behaviors not aimed at sexual cooperation but that convey insulting, hostile, and degrading attitudes about” members of one gender (Fitzgerald, Gelfand, and Drasgow 1995, 430).”

Definitions from the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

Provides definitions for specific offenses, including sexual misconduct, reporting, complainant, respondent and other offenses.

View the full policy: Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

Definitions from the Campus SaVE Act Policy for Faculty, Staff, House Staff, Postdoctoral Fellows or Trainees

Provides definitions for specific offenses, including dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, retaliation and other offenses.

View the full policy: Campus SaVE Act Policy for Faculty, Staff, House Staff, Postdoctoral Fellows or Trainees

Definitions from the HR Anti-Harassment Policy

Provides definitions for specific offenses, including sexual harassment, racial harassment and other harassment in the work environment.

View the full policy: HR Anti-Harassment Policy 

Definitions from the Faculty Manual

Provides definitions for specific offenses, including nondiscrimination, sexual harassment, racial harassment and other harassment in the work environment. The Faculty Manual also includes policies and definitions on consensual and familiar interpersonal relationships, as well as federal and state laws that impose special obligations on the university.

View the full policy: Faculty Manual Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 7

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