Definitions of Prohibited Behavior

Definitions of Prohibited Behavior

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome, sex-based verbal or physical conduct that:
a. in the employment context, unreasonably interferes with an employee’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment; or
b. in the education context, is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that the conduct interferes with a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from educational programs or activities.

Dating violence is defined as abuse or violence, or a threat of abuse or violence, against a person with whom the actor has or has had a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.

Stalking is defined as a course of conduct directed at a person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person’s safety or to suffer substantial emotional distress.

Sexual assault is defined as sexual contact or intercourse with a person without the person’s consent, including sexual contact or intercourse again the person’s will or in a circumstance in which the person is incapable of consenting to the contact or intercourse.