The College is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment which is free of inappropriate and disrespectful conduct and communication of a sexual nature, especially when such conduct is imposed by one on another and which adversely affects a student’s learning environment or an employee’s working environment.
Sexual harassment is a prohibited practice when it results in discrimination for or against an employee on the basis of conduct not related to work performance, such as the taking or refusal to take a personnel action, including promotion of employees who submit to sexual advances or refusal to promote employees who resist or protest sexual overtures; or when such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.
Whenever such conduct is found to exist, the manager or supervisor is required to take prompt and corrective action.
"Sexual harassment" in the employment setting is defined as:
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when any of the following occurs:
- Submission to such conduct is made a term or condition of an individual’s continued employment, promotion, or other condition of employment.
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting an employee or job applicant.
- Such conduct is intended to interfere, or results in interference, with an employee’s work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.
Sexual Harassment in the Educational Setting is defined as:
Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment of a student denies or limits, on the basis of sex, the student’s ability to participate in or receive benefits, services, or opportunities in the educational institution’s program.