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II. ETHICAL ISSUES

SEXUAL HARASSMENT OR INTIMIDATION

"Rutgers University reaffirms its desire to create a work environment for all employees, and a study environment for all students, that is fair, humane, and responsible--an environment which supports, nurtures, and rewards career and educational goals on the basis of such relevant factors as ability and work performance...

"Sexual harassment--of employees by superiors or of students by faculty or administrators--which imposes a requirement of sexual cooperation as a condition of employment or academic advancement, is inimical to this environment. The University deplores such conduct as an abuse of authority. Whenever knowledge is received that a sex-based condition is being imposed, prompt and remedial action will be taken.

"Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: (1) Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment or admission to an academic program; (2) Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for decision affecting an individual's employment status or academic standing; or (3) Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's performance on the job or in the classroom or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment."

Complaints alleging sexual harassment are to be lodged with your Department Chair, and/or the Deans' Office in GSAPP, and/or the Affirmative Action Officer.