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:

Jeanmarie Fraser
Associate Dean of Academic Support Services and Learning Resources/Title IX Officer
104 Wilkens Library

Phone: 508.362.2131 x4618
Fax: 508.375.4020

The grievance process is confidential.
Often a grievance can be resolved informally.

If you don't report it,
it won't stop!

If It's Unwelcome It's Unlawful