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Sexual Abuse and Harassment

Sexual harassment is “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature…[and]…can include unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Federal law prohibits sexual harassment of college students whether the harasser is an employee or another student.

Sexual assault is a term that includes rape and other forms of sexual abuse like forcible fondling. It is an extreme form of sexual harassment. It is “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature,” and more specifically, “unwelcome sexual advances,” and “unwelcome physical conduct of a sexual nature.”

Please utilize the information contained in the following power point as a resource in managing risk for these areas.