Sexual Harassment

It is the specific policy of Chemeketa Community College that sexual harassment of any employee or student will not be tolerated. Sexual harassment is any unwelcome behavior or display, whether verbal, physical or visual in nature, which meets any of these criteria:

  • Submission to such condition is an explicit or implicit condition of employment or academic performance
  • Submission or rejection of the condition by an employee or student is used as a basis for decisions affecting that person's employment or academic performance
  • The condition has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment or academic environment

The college also has a consensual relationships policy addressing consensual relationships between students and college employees, and supervisor and employees.

To deal with reported incidents of sexual harassment, the college has established a Harassment Network comprised of members who are trained to address issued related to various types of harassment, including sexual harassment. The college has published a harassment brochure, which contains information about sexual harassment, actions that can be taken when faced with harassment, where to get help, and the names of Network members.