D. A pattern of conduct that unreasonably interferes with the work or academic environment
(not legitimately related to the subject matter of a course) including:
1. Sexual comments or inappropriate references to gender.
2. Sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes regardless of the means of
communication (oral, written, electronic, etc.).
3. Unwanted touching, patting, hugging, brushing against a person’s body, or staring.
4. Inquiries and commentaries about sexual activity, experience, or orientation.
5. The display of inappropriate sexually oriented materials in a location where others can view
The faculty, staff, and students of Louisiana State University at Eunice comprise various ethnic, racial, and cultural groups. In today’s pluralistic society, the existence of such differences must be recognized, appreciated, and respected by all members of the campus community (PS45).
Although LSUE does not attempt to dictate feelings or mandate how individuals should interact with others in their personal lives, this institution intends to demonstrate that racial, ethnic, and cultural awareness is important to its educational mission.
LSUE has established specific policies dealing with affirmative action (PS29), persons with disabilities (PS44), and sexual harassment (PS30). In addition, a presentation is made during the fall semester student orientation program emphasizing the need to recognize and appreciate (as well as to respect) cultural, ethnic, religious, and gender differences. A workshop is also offered to students each spring. The faculty is encouraged to emphasize how respect for and awareness of a pluralistic society is related to the content of virtually all courses taught.
The use of any derogatory term or the commission of any act that intentionally harasses any individual because of that person’s race, sex, ethnic background, physical condition, or other uniqueness will not be tolerated. Any such use or commission will be considered serious and dealt with in accordance with existing policies.
It is the policy of this institution (PS30) that all members of the campus community should be able to enjoy a work and/or educational environment free from all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is a form of misconduct that undermines the integrity of proper relationships among members of the campus community (employees and faculty-staff/student). No individual should be subjected to unsolicited and unwelcome sexual overtures or conduct, whether verbal or physical.
Sexual harassment does not refer to occasional compliments of a socially acceptable nature. It refers to repeated behavior which is not welcome, which is personally offensive, which debilitates morale, and which, therefore, interferes with work and/or learning effectiveness.
Such conduct, whether committed by supervisory, nonsupervisory, faculty, staff personnel, or others is prohibited. This includes: repeated offensive sexual flirtations, advances, or propositions; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; graphic or degrading verbal comments about an individual or his or her appearance; the display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures; and any offensive or abusive physical conduct.
In addition, no one should imply or threaten that “cooperation” of a sexual nature (or refusal thereof) by an applicant, student, or employee will have any effect on the individual’s employment, assignment, grades, compensation, advancement, career development, or any other condition of employment and/or education.