Policies and Regulations – Sexual Harassment Policy – Introduction & Policy

By August 28, 2013

FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND PERSONNEL

INTRODUCTION

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…

Policies and Regulations – Sexual Harassment Policy – Introduction & Policy

By August 28, 2013

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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:

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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.[2]

Policies and Regulations – Sexual Harassment Policy – Introduction & Policy

By August 28, 2013

POLICY

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Examples of the verbal or physical conduct mentioned above include but are not limited to:

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– A pattern of unwanted conduct that would seem disrespectful and/or humiliating to a moderately sensitive person at whom the conduct was directed.

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– 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