ENMU-Roswell strives to maintain an academic and working environment free from all forms of harassment and insists that all students be treated with dignity, respect and courtesy.
A comment of conduct of a sexual nature, where such behavior threatens or offends any student is unacceptable.
To help clarify what is unlawful sexual harassment the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity commission has issued Guidelines on the subject. Those Guidelines state that unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature will constitute unlawful sexual harassment when:
Submission to sexual conduct is an explicit or implicit term or condition of an individual’s employment or classroom evaluation;
Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as basis for academic or employment decisions affecting such individual;
When sexual advances, request for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s class performance or an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or classroom environment.
ENMU-Roswell recognizes that employees and students of both sexes work together and communicate. Although there is no absolute definition of conduct that constitutes sexual harassment in every case, all ENMU-Roswell employees and students are asked to conduct themselves in accordance with the guidelines set forth above.
The University strongly disapproves of any form of sexual harassment at the workplace or in the classroom, including acts of non-employees. Disciplinary action will be taken promptly against any student, employee, supervisor or other person engaging in unlawful sexual harassment. The University will not tolerate any conduct which fails to comply with the letter and spirit of these guidelines.