Policy on Sexual Harassment
It is the policy of the College to provide a safe and comfortable learning and working environment for students and employees. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that can undermine the foundation of trust and mutual respect that must prevail if the University is to fulfill its educational mission. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated in any part of the University’s programs and activities. Sanctions will be imposed on members of the University community who violate this policy. Disciplinary actions against employees will be subject to the collective bargaining agreements. This policy refers to faculty to learner, staff to faculty, and peer to peer learner harassment.
Examples of sexual harassment include: unwanted, unwelcome sexual advances and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
“Hostile environment,” wherein, discussion of sexual activities, the telling of off-colored jokes, commenting on physical attributes, displaying sexually suggestive pictures, using demeaning terms, making indecent gestures, and using offensive language is occurring.
For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean of Student Services, 455-0260.