Sexual Harassment Compendium
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The College forbids sexual harassment as defined in the University’s sexual harassment policy and by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) (See the CUNY Policy Against Sexual Harassment). Violation of this policy can result in a range of disciplinary sanctions. Prompt investigation of allegations will be made in accordance with the procedures outlined in the University’s policy on as confidential manner as possible to ascertain the veracity of the complaints and to protect both the complainant and the accused. The complete University’s Policy is available on the John Jay Web Site under the sub captions Public Safety, Human Resources, and Student Affairs.
Sexual harassment occurs whenever unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other oral or written communication or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
There are generally two types of sexual harassment:
Sexual harassment is an illegal form of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. It affects relationships between students, between students and faculty, as well as employees and administrators. Repeated or outrageous sexual harassment may cause serious problems. The victim feels angry, afraid, embarrassed, degraded and intimidated. It can cause depression and trauma similar to that caused by sexual assault.
If you feel that you are a victim don’t ignore it. Tell the harasser to stop, keep notes and copies of your academic or employment records and follow the grievance procedures prescribed by the College.
It is the policy of John Jay College and the City University of New York to prohibit harassment of employees or students on the basis of sex. Prompt investigation of allegations will be made with confidentiality maintained to the maximum extent possible to ascertain the veracity of the complaints and appropriate corrective action to be taken. There are formal and informal remedies if a person feels he or she is being sexually harassed. Any person found responsible for sexual harassment will be subject to disciplinary action by the College and may be subject to action by civil authorities. A member of the college community who has taken action against someone for reporting incidents will be subject to disciplinary action. Any person making a false allegation will likewise be disciplined.
Several staff members are available to answer questions and to give advice concerning informal complaints and the formal grievance procedure concerning allegations of any sexual harassment or assaults. Information and advice may be requested anonymously. Inquiries may be informal and are always kept confidential. To seek assistance in cases of sexual harassment or sexual assault call:
The Title IX Coordinator and Sexual Harassment Panel Coordinator
The Director of Human Resources
The Director of the Department of Public Safety
These administrators will help you directly as well as offer to you the services of professional college counselors.