Baylor College of Medicine defines sexual harassment in the following way:
Sexual Harassment is unwelcomed verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent that it interferes with, denies or limits a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the College’s academic environment, educational programs and/or activities, and is based on power differentials or quid pro quo, results in the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation.
Examples of sexual harassment include but are not limited to: an attempt to coerce an unwilling person into a sexual relationship or experience; repeated subjection to egregious, unwelcomed sexual attention; punishment in response to a refusal to comply with a sexual request; a conditioned benefit in response to submission to sexual advances or requests; acts of sexual violence; domestic violence; dating violence; stalking.
Filing a Report
Baylor College of Medicine strongly encourages the prompt reporting of sexual harassment, sexual violence and intimate partner violence. Find out what you need to know to file a report today.
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