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SEXUAL HARASSMENT. The Citadel’s Policy. …to promote an environment free from personal, social, or institutional barriers that prevent cadets from rising to the highest level of responsibility within the corps. The Citadel’s Policy on Sexual Harassment.

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Sexual harassment


The citadel s policy

The Citadel’s Policy

…to promote an environment free

from personal, social, or institutional barriers that prevent cadets from rising to the highest level of responsibility within the corps.

The citadel s policy on sexual harassment

The Citadel’s Policy on Sexual Harassment

“All employees and students are entitled to a positive learning and working environment free of any type of sexual harassment.

The Citadel's administration has zero tolerance for any form of sexual harassment or sexual violence. In severe instances, cadets may be expelled or employees may have their employment terminated.”

Sexual harassment

  • Sexual harassment:

    • Includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature

    • Is frequently a display of formal or informal power intended to demean, embarrass, intimidate, or coerce a person

    • Usually targets women, but individuals from both genders are sexually harassed

    • Can occur between members of the same gender

Sexual harassment

There are two types

of Sexual Harassment:

  • Quid pro quo harassment -- “this for that”

  • Hostile environment (most common form)

Sexual harassment

Leadership and Individual Responsibilities

Any person in a supervisory or command position who uses or condones any form of sexual behavior…

And/or any employee or student who makes deliberate or repeated unwelcome verbal comments, gestures, or physical contact of a sexual nature in the academic classroom, barracks, or work place…

is engaging in sexual harassment.

Examples of sexual harassment

Examples of Sexual Harassment


  • “Honey”, “Babe”, “Dear”, or “Sweetheart”

  • Cat calls, whistles, or sexually degrading comments

  • Sexually degrading language or profanity

  • Telling jokes of a sexual nature

  • Asking about other’s sex life


  • “Elevator eyes”

  • Blowing kisses, licking lips, winking

  • Cartoons, pictures, novelties, or other visual aides

  • Touching or rubbing oneself


  • Touching, patting, stroking

  • Grabbing, bumping, pinching

  • Hugging, kissing

  • Cornering, blocking passage

  • Unsolicited back or knee rubs

Same sex sexual harassment

Same Sex Sexual Harassment

Anyone may file a complaint of sexual harassment regardless of the gender of the alleged offender. Allegations based upon a person’s sexual orientation should immediately be referred to the Office of the Commandant.

Continuum of sexual misconduct from sexual harassment to sexual assault

Continuum of Sexual Misconduct:From Sexual Harassment to Sexual Assault

2. Seductive behavior and inappropriate advances

4. Threats/blackmail, sexual bribery

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Assault

1. Gender focused jokes, sexual comments, jodies, vulgar pictures

5. Physical force, sexual fondling, rape, or sodomy

3. Touching, pinching, groping

The citadel s policy simply put

The Citadel’s PolicySIMPLY PUT . . .


Situations to report

Situations to report…

  • Inappropriate jokes/comments

  • Physical or sexual threats

  • Unwanted sexual advances or requests

  • Invasion of personal space and/or privacy

  • Training “after hours” –no training allowed after TAPS

  • Be suspicious of “training” behind closed doors and being separated from others

To whom do you report

To whom do you report?

  • Cadet Chain of Command

  • Human Affairs Teams

  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Coordinator

Sexual harassment


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