Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment

Category: Harassment Policies School: Binghamton University, State University of New York Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: March 9, 2017

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Binghamton University’s policy against sexual harassment accords with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines originally issued in 1980 and updated in 1990. The EEOC defines sexual harassment as “Unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individuals, or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.” While EEOC guidelines apply specifically to the rights of employees under Title VII, they are interpreted as applying to the rights of students as well under Title IX.

 

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