Sexual Harassment Policy
Sexual Harassment Policy
It is the policy of Oregon Coast Community College that all students and employees learn and work in an environment free from sexual harassment and discrimination. OCCC will not permit sexual harassment in the academic environment or workplace at any time. Each student and employee is responsible for assuring that the academic environment and workplace are free from sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that OCCC does not permit. As defined in OAR 839-07-550, sexual harassment is a form of discrimination related to or because of a person’s gender. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when the conduct is directed toward an individual because of his/her gender and:
- submission to the conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or academic success;
- submission to or rejection of the conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such individuals; or
- the conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or learning environment.
Students who have been the subject of sexual harassment from OCCC faculty, staff, or fellow students shall report the problem to the college’s Dean of Students at 541-867-8511 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the Human Resources Director at 541-867-8515 who will investigate the problem. Investigations will be conducted with an appropriate amount of discretion and concern for the protection of individual privacy. Upon the determination that an act of harassment has occurred, immediate and appropriate corrective action will be taken.
Students who instigate or participate in sexual harassment will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.
Employees who instigate or participate in sexual harassment will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.
No student will be expelled, suspended, or otherwise harassed or discriminated against because he/she has filed a complaint, internally or externally, or has objected to, or testified about a possible violation of the law and/or OCCC policy.
No form of retaliation will be taken against any student or employee who reports an incident of alleged harassment. Students or employees who knowingly bring false or fabricated complaints of sexual harassment shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion and/or dismissal respectively.