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Sexual Harassment

Zero tolerance towards sexual harrassment

We here at the University have a zero tolerance policy towards sexual harassment.

We believe in creating awareness amongst our staff, students and faculty and encourage them to report any such incidents so that they can be investigated and appropriate action can be taken.



Creating Awareness

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • Submission to such conduct is made a term or condition for participating in educational courses.
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for academic decisions affecting the student.
  • Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s academic performance, thereby creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment.

Examples of Sexual Harassment

Some examples of sexual harassment may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Creating an offensive learning environment by repeated written, verbal, physical, and/or visual contacts with sexual overtones
  • Written forms include suggestive or obscene letters, notes, and invitations.
  • Verbal forms include derogatory comments, slurs, jokes, and epithets.
  • Physical forms include assault, unwelcome touching, impeding or blocking movements.
  • Visual forms include leering, gesturing, display of sexually offensive objects, pictures, cartoons, or posters.

Additional Pointings towards Sexual Harassment

  • Establishing a pattern of conduct that causes discomfort and/or humiliates a student at whom the conduct is directed and includes
  • Unnecessary touching, patting, hugging, or brushing against a student.
  • Remarks of a sexual nature about a student’s clothing or body, remarks about sexual activity, or speculations about previous sexual experiences.
  • Continued expressions of sexual interest after being informed that the interest is unwelcome.
  • Making reprisals, threats of reprisal, or implied threats of reprisal following a rebuff of harassing behavior.
  • Retaliating against a student for reporting or threatening to report sexual harassment.