Student Sexual Harassment Policy
Mount Aloysius College prohibits sexual harassment against any member of the college community. Actions which result in charges of student sexual harassment based upon this policy are subject to the College's disciplinary process and also may subject a student to civil and/or criminal liability under federal and state laws and policies, including Title IX of the federal civil rights laws. Complaints lodged against College employees will be handled through the Human Resources office.
Definition of Sexual Harassment:
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome acts of a sexual nature including sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and/or other verbal or physical conduct, including written communications, of an intimidating, hostile or offensive nature, or action taken in retaliation for the reporting of such behavior, when:
- Submission to such conduct, either explicitly or implicitly, is made a term or condition of an individual's academic status or student employment; or
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic evaluation decisions, employment, membership in a student organization, selection for training, or performance.
- Such conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational environment or substantially interferes with a student's academic performance or work performance.
Verbal sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to:
- sexual innuendo, comments and sexual remarks about clothing, body, or sexual activities;
- humor and jokes about sex that denigrate women or men in general;
- sexual propositions, invitations, or other pressure for sex;
- implied or overt threats of a sexual nature; and
- making gestures of a sexual nature. Acts of physical sexual harassment may include, but are not limited to:
- unwelcome touching, patting, pinching, brushing against the body, attempted or actual kissing or fondling, and any other inappropriate and/or unwelcome touching or feeling;
- coerced sexual intercourse or other sexual acts or misconduct; and,
- sexual assault. Other types of sexual harassment may include displaying sexually suggestive photographs or literature in the workplace or academic environment.