Sexual Harassment


Title IX defines* sexual harassment as:

  • Unwanted sexual behavior, advances or requests for favors
  • Unwelcomed verbal, visual or physical sexual conduct
  • Offensive, severe and/or frequent remarks about a person's sex
  • Harassment of a sexual nature which interferes with an individual's right to an education and participation in a program or activity

Examples of sexual harassment include:

  • Stalking or obscene phone calls, texts, emails or gestures
  • Sexually suggestive jokes, whistles, cat-calls or innuendos
  • Inappropriate touching
  • Intimidation


*This is a summary definition only. Please refer to Student Conduct Code Policy 5030 for complete Title IX definitions.