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Sexual harassment is an unwelcome sexual advance, an unwelcome request for sexual favours or any other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. The intention is irrelevant to the definition.
Sexual harassment may be a single incident or a series of incidents.
Sexual harassment may be verbal, for example:
It may be non-verbal, for example:
It may be physical, for example:
Relationships based on mutual attraction or friendship do not constitute sexual harassment. If the interaction is consensual, welcome and reciprocated it is not sexual harassment.
If you believe you have experienced sexual harassment in a situation related to your study or other University activities, we encourage you to seek advice and address the issue directly, either informally or by making a complaint.
Student complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment