SUNY Oneonta

Harassment and Sexual Harassment Policy

It is the policy of the State University of New York College at Oneonta to provide an environment where employees and students are free from harassment, including sexual harassment. No member or group of the College community shall harass another member or group. Additionally, sexual harassment is an unlawful offense as defined by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and the New York State Executive Law.

Within our College, a state of civility, trust, respect, and openness among members of the campus community is indispensable to full pursuit of the mission of the institution. Harassment, including sexual harassment, breaks the bonds of civility, trust, respect, and openness.

Harassment creates a hostile environment. Harassment can be created by verbal, written, graphic, or physical conduct that is severe, persistent and/or pervasive and interferes or limits the ability(ies) of a person or persons to work or learn.

Sexual harassment is usually defined as repeated unwelcome and unwanted sexual advances, or sexual allusions, unwarranted references to sexuality or sexual activities, requests for sexual favors, and other speech or conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can occur among peers, supervisors and supervisees, faculty/staff and students.

Research Foundation, Sodexho, O.A.S. and employees of College contractors should follow the policies and procedures established by their respective employers in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Please contact your Human Resources Office for assistance.

For more information on this Policy, please refer to:

http://www.oneonta.edu/admin/oei/policies/academic_departments.pdf

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