Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on a person’s sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity) or perceived sex or gender. The victim and the harasser can be of the same gender.

Sexual harassment can include:

  • Unwelcome sexual advances
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Any verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature

Sexual harassment may not always be “sexual” in nature.  Other sex-based harassment may include:

  • Offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling
  • Physical assaults or threats
  • Intimidation
  • Ridicule or mockery
  • Insults or put-downs
  • Offensive objects or pictures
  • Interference with work or educational performance

Gender-based physical or verbal conduct violates Marquette University policy when the conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it has the effect of unreasonably interfering with, denying, or limiting someone’s ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s education programs, employment and/or activities. See Title IX Policy.