Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination and is harassment on the basis of sex. The University prohibits sexual harassment.

Title VII Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1965 and becomes unlawful where:

  1. enduring unwelcome offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment (Quid Pro Quo) or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).
  2. the unwelcome conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.

Whether harassment is severe or pervasive enough to be illegal is made on a case-by-case basis.

Title VII applies to virtually all employment situations and applies to United States Citizens working abroad.

Title IX Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination and is conduct occurring within an education, program or activity on the basis of sex which satisfies one or more of the following:

  1. An employee of the University conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the recipient on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct;
  2. Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the recipient’s education program or activity; or
  3. “Sexual assault” as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(6)(A)(v), “dating violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(10), “domestic violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(8), or “stalking” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(30).

Title IX applies to persons in the United States.

The University's discrimination and sexual harassment policies and procedures, including but not limited to complete definitions and complaint investigation procedures are included in Board of Governors Administrative Policy 6 and Administrative Policy 6A both of which are available under the Relevant GSU Policies menu item at Questions about the University's sexual harassment policies and procedures should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Naomi Sanders.

Naomi Sanders
Coordinator, Title IX
103 Heflin Administration Building

Nothing in Glenville State University Administrative Policy 6 or 6A requires the University to restrict any rights that would otherwise be protected from government action by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. (See 34 CFR 106.6(d)(1))