Sexual Harassment Policy
Sexual Harassment is not tolerated at Valdosta State University
Valdosta State University provides an educational and working environment for its students, faculty and staff that is free from sex discrimination and sexual harassment. In accordance with federal and state law, the university prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment. Sex discrimination and sexual harassment will not be tolerated, and individuals engaged in such conduct will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. The university encourages students, faculty, staff and visitors to promptly report sex discrimination and sexual harassment to the Office of Social Equity and/or the Affirmative Action Officer.
Scope: This policy applies to visitors, applicants for admission to or employment with the university, and students and employees of the University who allege sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, by University employees, students, visitors or contractors.
- The submission to unwelcome physical conduct of a sexual nature, or to unwelcome requests for sexual favors or other verbal conduct of a sexual nature, is made an implicit or explicit term or condition of employment or education; or
- The submission or rejection to unwelcome physical conduct of a sexual nature, or to unwelcome requests for sexual favors or other verbal conduct of a sexual nature, is used as a basis for academic or employment decisions or evaluations; or
- Unwelcome physical acts of a sexual nature, or unwelcome requests for sexual favors or other verbal conduct of a sexual nature, have the effect of creating an objectively hostile environment that interferes with employment or education on account of sex.