Sexual Harassment: What Students Should Know
What is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual Harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for favors, and/or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
- submission or rejection is a basis for employment or academic decisions
- the unwelcome or physical conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent to create a hostile, offensive, intimidating, or humiliating workplace or academic environment.
Did you know?
- Victims of sexual harassment can be male or female.
- Sexual harassers can be male or female.
- Research indicates that only 2% of college women who experience physical or sexual assault (the most severe form of harassment) report the incidents. The number is lower for college men.
- If you don't report it, it won't stop!
The college is obligated to take prompt, effective, remedial action when sexual harassment is reported. If you suspect you or someone else is a victim of sexual harassment, contact the Title IX officer:
Associate Dean of Academic Support Services and Learning Resources/Title IX Officer
104 Wilkens Library
Phone: 508.362.2131 x4618
The grievance process is confidential.
Often a grievance can be resolved informally.