FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND PERSONNEL
Alfred University is an educational community where strong emphasis is placed on self-discovery and awareness. Where there exists such an atmosphere for freedom of expression, however, it must always be combined with a mutual respect and consideration for the lives and feelings of others. In such a setting, there is no place for conduct that diminishes, uses, or abuses other individuals…
SEXUAL HARASSMENT DEFINITION (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1980)
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, written or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:
3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment.
Examples of the verbal or physical conduct mentioned above include but are not limited to:
– A pattern of unwanted conduct that would seem disrespectful and/or humiliating to a moderately sensitive person at whom the conduct was directed.
– repeated staring or ogling
– remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body
– remarks about sexual activity or speculations about previous sexual experience
– harassing use of the electronic mail or telephone communication system