Sexual Harassment Policy
The University of Notre Dame prohibits sexual harassment by all faculty, students and employees, and by any other person associated with Notre Dame. Sexual harassment is a barrier to the educational, scholarly and research purposes of the University of Notre Dame and is a violation of the law and University policy. The University of Notre Dame affirms its commitment to maintaining a learning and working environment that is fair, respectful, and free from sexual harassment. Additional information regarding sexual harassment may be obtained from the online versions of du Lac, the Human Resources Policy Manual, or the Faculty Handbook; as well as from the Sexual Harassment Ombudspersons, from any of the Contact Persons, from supervisors and department heads, from the Office of Institutional Equity, and in a detailed Sexual Harassment brochure available throughout campus.
Definition of Sexual Harassment - The determination of what constitutes sexual harassment will vary with the particular circumstances, but may be described generally as: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of education, employment, or participation in other University activities;
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for evaluation in making academic or personnel decisions affecting that individual; or
- Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive University environment.
Note: The terms "employee," "staff" (i.e., non-exempt employee), and "administrator" (i.e. exempt employee) as used in this policy do not include any person with a faculty appointment. Persons with any faculty appointment are referred to generally as "faculty" throughout this policy.