Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment
The image above is provided to help you understand the definition of sexual or gender-based harassment. For more information and the definition under the University’s policy, visit sexualassaultanddiscriminationpolicy.unc.edu.
What is sexual or gender-based harassment under the University's Policy?
Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment may:
- (1) include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal,
physical, or electronic conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile,
intimidating, or abusive environment;
- (2) involve verbal, physical, or electronic conduct based on Sex, Gender, Sexual
Orientation, or sex-stereotyping that creates a hostile, intimidating, or abusive
environment, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature; or
- (3) include Harassment for exhibiting what is perceived as a stereotypical
characteristic for one’s Sex or for failing to conform to stereotypical notions of
masculinity and femininity, regardless of the actual or perceived Sex, Gender,
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Gender Expression of the individuals involved.
For more information, visit sexualassaultanddiscriminationpolicy.unc.edu.
What are examples of harassment?
- Denying a fellow Tar Heel membership in your student organization because they repeatedly refused to go out with you on a date.
- Repeatedly posting derogatory comments on Twitter over the course of a month about a male coworker’s high-pitched voice and feminine mannerisms so that the coworker no longer feels comfortable and safe working in the same office building.