Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination

It is the policy of the University to maintain an environment that encourages mutual respect and promotes respectful and congenial relationships between employees and that is free from all forms of harassment by anyone, including supervisors, coworkers, vendors, contractors, or students. Harassment, even when not unlawful or directed at a protected category, is expressly prohibited and will not be tolerated by the institution. Accordingly, the University’s administration is committed to vigorously addressing complaints of harassment and sexual harassment at all levels within the institution. Reported or suspected occurrences of harassment will be promptly and thoroughly investigated. Following an investigation, the institution will immediately take any necessary and appropriate disciplinary action.

 

The University will not permit or condone any acts of retaliation against anyone who files harassment complaints or cooperates in the investigation of same.

  1. The term “harassment” includes harassment based on any category protected by federal, state, or local law, which may include depending on the jurisdiction, but is not limited to, unwelcome slurs, jokes, or verbal, graphic, or physical conduct relating to an individual's race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation.

  2. Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where:

    1. Submission to such conduct is an explicit or implicit term or condition of employment or of student success;

    2. Employment decisions or student outcomes are based on an employee's or student’s submission to or rejection of such conduct; or,

    3. Such conduct unreasonably interferes with an individual's work or school performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment.

Reported or suspected occurrences of harassment will be promptly and thoroughly investigated. Following an investigation, the University will immediately take any necessary and appropriate disciplinary action.  The University will not permit or condone any acts of retaliation against anyone who files harassment complaints or cooperates in the investigation of same.

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