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Administrative Policy Statement

Sexual Harassment Policy AUM Sexual Harassment Policy PDF

It is the policy of Antioch University Midwest to create and maintain an environment for students, faculty and employees, which is optimally conducive to learning and to positive working conditions. Such an environment must be free from sexual harassment.

Definition of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment includes a wide range of behaviors, from the actual coercing of sexual relations to the unwelcome emphasizing of sexual identity. It refers to behavior which is not welcome, which is personally offensive, and which debilitates morale and therefore interferes with individual or group effectiveness in a positive learning and working environment. Sexual harassment undermines the integrity of the relationship between faculty and student, supervisor and employee, or among co-workers

Antioch University Midwest, in accordance with University policy, uses the following definition issued by the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission in judging whether behavior constitutes sexual harassment.

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:

  • Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment (or student) standing.
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual (or as the basis for decisions regarding student standing or academic evaluation of such individual).
  • Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work (or academic) performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning or working environment.

Sexual harassment committed by administrators, faculty, staff or students toward any other members of the Antioch University Midwest community is specifically prohibited and may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. (Faculty includes both core/associate and adjunct faculty as well as faculty advisors and degree committee members.)

Approved by Executive Leadership Team
Effective 12/1/2000

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