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Applies to: All employees
Dartmouth’s policy is that the work environment should be free from unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. All decisions regarding educational and employment opportunities and performance are to be made on the basis of merit and without discrimination because of sex. Sexual harassment is deemed by Dartmouth to be a form of sex discrimination; therefore, sexual harassment of Dartmouth employees and students will constitute a violation of Dartmouth’s nondiscrimination policy.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) guidelines define sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination and violates both Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and state discrimination laws. The EEOC is the federal agency that enforces the federal law.
Individuals may check with their departments to see if they have developed forms for intake interviews for instances of sexual harassment. He or she may also contact the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, which among other services, offers a sexual harassment brochure, Tell Someone, that specifies the appropriate individuals to whom to report sexual harassment concerns.
Please consult the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity for more information. This policy can be accessed at: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~ide/policies/sexualharassment.html