What is Sexual Harassment

What is Sexual Harassment?

Definitions according to the Millersville University Student Code of Conduct:

Sexual Harassment consists of interaction between individuals that is characterized by unwelcome sexual advances, coercion, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, living conditions, educational evaluation, and/or educational activity; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for tangible employment or educational decisions affecting such individual; or (3) such conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational environment. Sexual Harassment as described in elements (1) and (2) are known as ‘quid pro quo’ which typically arises when a person has authority over another. Sexual Harassment as referenced in element (3), is also referred to a hostile work or educational environment harassment.