Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination and is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Higher Education Act. Sexual harassment most often exploits a relationship between individuals of unequal power and authority (for example, between a supervisor and employee, or between a faculty member and student), but may also occur between student peers or employees of equal rank. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, may constitute sexual harassment when such conduct: Is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of instruction, employment, or participation in a University activity; or is used as a basis for evaluation in making academic or personnel decisions affecting an individual; or Has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or academic performance; or Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive so as to limit a student's ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity; or Is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive so as to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment. Regis University community members (faculty, students, staff, administrators, trustees, contract personnel, agents, visitors, invitees, volunteers, and other individuals associated with the University) are prohibited from engaging in acts of sexual harassment directed toward other Regis University community members. Regis University will not tolerate any form of sexual harassment, and will take immediate and appropriate corrective action in cases of sexual harassment. The University's sexual harassment policies and procedures are published in the University Student Handbook and the Human Resources Policy Manual. University community members should report incidents of apparent sexual harassment to the Executive Assistant to the President, 303-458-3539 or the Associate Vice President for Human Resources, 303-458-4197.