Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature and can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other conduct of a sexual nature whether verbal, nonverbal, or physical. Conduct is unwelcome if the individual toward whom it is directed did not request or invite it and regarded the conduct as undesirable or offensive. A wide variety of sexual conduct may constitute sexual harassment. Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Sexually suggestive or offensive joking, flirting, or comments
• Unwelcome and intentional touching
• Sexually oriented verbal abuse
• Sexually oriented comments about an individual's body
• Displaying objects or pictures that are sexual in nature
• Sending sexually explicit or offensive text messages or other communications
Sexual harassment of any kind is contrary to the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the LDSBC Honor Code Policies and Procedures and is considered to be Sexual Misconduct prohibited under this policy.