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P106: SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Issued by:
Office of the President
Replaces:
P7, September, 1979
Approved:
January, 1990
Revised:
March, 1994
Updated:
June, 2008

The University reaffirms the principle that students, faculty, and staff have the right to be free from discrimination based upon gender, commonly known as "sexual harassment".

  1. Harassment on the basis of gender is a form of sexual discrimination, and violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
  2. The University is responsible for and fully committed to the prevention and elimination of gender harassment. Super visors and department heads are responsible for promoting an atmosphere that prohibits such unacceptable behavior.
  3. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and verbal or physical conduct of an abusive, sexual nature constitute harassment when such conduct interferes with an individual's work or academic performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or academic environment. Harassment of employees by supervisors, or of students by faculty or administrators, is unlawful. Conversely, harassment of supervisors by employees, faculty by students, or individuals by co-workers, is also unlawful.
  4. The University does not tolerate gender harassment and treats it as a form of misconduct. Sanctions are enforced against individuals engaging in such behavior.

Advice/Inquiries:

Office of Diversity & Affirmative Action
Room 201, Administration Building
(631) 632-6280

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