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Part 6. Student Affairs

Section IV. Classroom

J. Sexual Harrassment

The sexual harassment of any student is absolutely forbidden. Sexual harassment of a student is defined as the use of an employee’s authority to emphasize the sexuality or sexual identity of a student in a manner which prevents or impairs that student’s full employment of educational benefits, climate, or opportunities. It includes faculty behavior that covertly or overtly uses the power inherent in the status of a professor to affect negatively a student’s educational experience or career opportunities on the basis of sexual identity and/or to threaten, coerce, or intimidate a student to accept sexual advances or risk reprisal in terms of a grade, a recommendation, a professional growth opportunity, or a job.

The University has designated the Center for Health and Counseling Services, the Dean of the Student Affairs Office and the Affirmative Action Office for receiving complaints of sexual harassment. The investigation of these complaints will be handled by the Affirmative Action Officer, or in his/her absence, an appointed hearing officer designated by the Affirmative Action Grievance Committee.

The sexual harassment prohibitions and grievance procedures may be found in their entirety in the Idaho State University Affirmative Action Program Policy Statement (Appendix A).


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