b'THE STUDENT WHO IS EXPERIENCING SEXUAL HARASSMENT Sexual harassment is unwanted, unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, written, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that either explicitly or implicitly is made as (1) a term or condition of an individuals employment or academic status or (2) a basis for an employment or academic decision affecting that person directed at the victim by an individual or group of individuals. Examples include sexual acts that are demanded in exchange for maintaining or enhancing academic benefits or status and unwelcome sexual behavior that is persistent, pervasive, or severe and has the purpose or effect of interfering with the work or the educational environment in a way that the student finds hostile or offensive. Harassing behavior may include attempts to communicate via phone, email, websites, chat groups, FAX, or letters; giving of unwanted gifts; displays of sexual material; and unwanted physical contact with the victim. Harassers can be male or female, and their targets can be members of the same or opposite sex. A one-time incident can be considered harassment. Students may experience sexual harassment in the academic setting or as student employees. They may experience shame, anger, fear and denial and may display signs of distress. These students will benefit from a caring response that allows the student to feel some control in choosing what action to take.Traumatic Experiences214'