Examples of sexual harassment:
- uninvited touching;
- uninvited kisses or embraces;
- smutty jokes or comments;
- making promises or threats in return for sexual favors;
- displays of sexually graphic material including posters, pin-ups, cartoons, graffiti or messages on notice boards, lockers, desks, computer screens;
- sexual insults or taunting;
- repeated invitations to go out especially after being refused previously;
- flashing or sexual gestures;
- sex-based insults, taunts, teasing or name-calling;
- staring or leering at a person or at parts of their body, and
- unwelcome physical contact such as massaging a person without invitation or deliberately brushing up against them.
A single incident of sexual harassment is enough to constitute an offense.
Who May Be Involved?
Sexual harassment in the campus community can involve:
- Professor and student
- University employee and student
- Supervisor/superior and employee
- Student and student
- Professor and professor
- Professor and staff
- Contract workers or other campus visitors and employees/students
- Other relationships among colleagues, peers, and coworkers.