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Part 4. Personnel Policies

Section I. General Personnel Policies

H. Sexual Harassment

1. Policy

The sexual harassment of any student, employee or recipient of the services of Idaho State University is absolutely forbidden. It is inimical to the purpose of the University and violates state and federal laws and the rules and governing policies and procedures of the Board. Harassment on the basis of sex is a violation of Section 703 of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended.

2. Definition

Unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment, when:

a. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment,

b. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individuals or,

c. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonable interference with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

Additionally a person who is qualified for but denied an employment benefit because of another's submission to sexual harassment is protected by this policy.

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