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G-28-3 COCC Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking

COCC prohibits sexual harassment of any kind between any COCC parties. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct where such conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive that  it has the effect, intended or unintended, of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance, or it has created an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment and would have such an effect on a reasonable person. This includes sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking (see G-28-0.2 definitions of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking). Sexual harassment may happen between individuals of the same or different genders and may be based on gender stereotypes, sexual orientation and gender identity. It may occur between COCC parties at either on- or off-campus location(s).