Sexual Harassment
Modified: May 16, 2017

A form of unlawful sex discrimination that is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature or unwelcome conduct directed at a person because of his or her sex or gender.  Types of sexual harassment include Quid Pro Quo Harassment and Hostile Environment Harassment.  Quid Pro Quo Harassment involves unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which is made an explicit or implicit condition of participation in a College program or activity or College employment or an employment decision.  Hostile Environment Harassment occurs when unwelcome sexual conduct is so severe or pervasive that it has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an employee’s work performance or a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an education program or activity or creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational or employment environment.  For more information about sexual harassment and examples of sexual harassment see Policies 2-22 Student Sexual Harassment and 4-10 Sexual Harassment.