It is Dartmouth's policy that 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 or students will constitute a violation of Dartmouth's equal opportunity policy and may be a violation of the student Code of Conduct. Sexual harassment is understood to mean unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
This policy and the mechanisms for redress will be called to the attention of all members of the Dartmouth community by publication in all employee and student handbooks.
Staff of the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity have consulted with offices around campus on the best means for protecting due process and confidentiality in the process of hearing sexual harassment concerns. Several offices have developed forms for intake interviews. A recent editing of our sexual harassment brochure, Tell Someone, specifies appropriate individuals to whom to report sexual harassment concerns.
Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination and violates both Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act as well as State discrimination laws. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that enforces the federal law.
The EEOC's guidelines define sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
Last Updated: 10/30/08