Residence Hall Handbook: Sexual Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies, Statement School: University of Wisconsin – Stout Statement Rating: Yellow

Relevant excerpt

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination
and is not tolerated at UW-Stout. It occurs in a variety
of situations which share a common element: the
inappropriate introduction of sexual activities or
comments into the living, work or learning situation.
Often sexual harassment involves relationships of
unequal power, and contains elements of coercion--
as when compliance with requests for sexual favors
becomes a criterion for some benefit. However,
sexual harassment may also involve relationships
among equals, as when repeated sexual advances
or demeaning verbal behavior have a harmful effect
on a person’s ability to study or work in the academic
setting. If students feel they or someone they know
have been sexually harassed, they should contact their
RA, their Hall Director, or the Dean of Student’s office.

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