It is the policy of Winthrop University that sexual harassment by its employees or students against other employees or students shall not to be condoned. The University is committed to maintaining a workplace and campus environment that are free from such harassment and will enforce Federal guidelines as they relate to sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment may include explicit sexual propositions, sexual innuendo, suggestive comments, sexually-oriented "kidding" or "teasing," "practical jokes," jokes about gender-specific traits, foul or obscene language or gestures, display of foul or obscene printed or visual material, and physical contact such as hugging, patting, pinching or brushing against another's body.
With respect to employment, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other offensive physical, verbal or visual conduct based on sex constitute sexual harassment when: (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicit or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.
A student who believes he or she has been subject to harassment by an employee should immediately contact either: the Dean of Students in 218 Dinkins, extension #4503 or the Associate Vice President for Human Resources in 303 Tillman, extension #2273. Every effort will be made to maintain confidentiality about complaints and terms of resolution: however, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.
If a student believes that he or she is being harassed by another student, please refer to Section IV, Prohibited Conduct, Items C. and D. of the Student Conduct Code in the Student Handbook.