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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, and therefore any sexual harassment of employees and students at the institution will constitute a violation of Dartmouth's nondiscrimination policy.

Sexual harassment is understood to mean:

1. Unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, when: submission to such conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual's employment or status as a student. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting him or her, or for the awarding or withholding of favorable employment or academic opportunities, evaluations, or assistance


2. Other verbal or physical conduct related to sex when such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's performance at work or in study by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment in which to work or learn. This policy and the mechanism for redress will be called to the attention of all members of the Dartmouth community annually.

If a faculty member believes that he or she has been subjected to this form of discrimination, he or she is urged to discuss the matter with the Assistant Dean of the Faculty or the Director of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity.

Last Updated: 9/17/08