According to the UNC-CH Policy on Prohibited Harassment, Including Sexual Misconduct, and Discrimination, sexual harassment is “Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct when:
Though some offensive comments or gestures might be unintentional, this does not mean that you have to tolerate them. You always have the right to tell the offender to stop.
Document the behaviors. Save any relevant emails, text, voicemails, etc. Make note of comments and other behaviors. Consider saving the information in a calendar format.
If you feel harassed or uncomfortable with someone’s behavior, trust your instincts. Tell the person that their behavior is making you uncomfortable, and that you want it to stop. If you are unable to do this for any reason, or if the harasser disregards your message, consider reaching out to one of the resources on this site for assistance.