Central Connecticut State University is committed to providing learning and working environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community, free from discriminatory conduct or communication. Sexual harassment in any form is inimical to this and will not be tolerated.

For the purpose of this policy statement, "Sexual Harassment" is defined as any repeated, unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors or any conduct of a sexual nature when: 1) submission to or rejection of such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly the basis, term, or condition of any individual's employment, or a factor in an individual's grade, evaluation, promotion or retention; or 2) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive learning, or working environment.

In determining whether alleged conduct constitutes sexual harassment, the University will look at the totality of circumstances, such as the nature of the sexual advances and the context in which the alleged incidents occurred. The determination of the legality of the particular action will be made from facts, on a case-by-case basis. The University will take immediate and appropriate corrective action based on the findings of each case.

It is the responsibility of the President of the University to maintain the University as a learning and working environment free of sexual harassment and intimidation. The Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs/Director of Affirmative Action has been designated as the coordinator of investigations of sexual harassment complaints. Deans, directors, department heads, chairpersons, and supervisors share responsibility for the implementation of the University policy in regard to sexual harassment in their units. Accountability for compliance with this policy, as with all other University policies, will be part of their regular performance evaluation.

All members of Central Connecticut State University's workforce are expected to conduct themselves in keeping with the policy of prohibiting sexual harassment.