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T he Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Personal Wellbeing and Understanding Sexual Relations in the U.S August 20 th , 2013. Office of Diversity and Inclusion University Hall, 207 518-956-8110 [email protected] Tamra Minor, Ph.D.

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T he office of diversity and inclusion

TheOffice of Diversity and Inclusion

Personal Wellbeing and Understanding Sexual Relations in the U.S

August 20th, 2013


T he office of diversity and inclusion

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

University Hall, 207

518-956-8110

[email protected]

Tamra Minor, Ph.D.

Chief Diversity Officer, Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Vice President


Sexual harassment is prohibited

Sexual Harassment is Prohibited

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made sexual harassment of workforce employees illegal

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 made sexual harassment of students illegal

  • New York State Law: Executive

    Order # 19


Sexual harassment defined by the federal government

Sexual Harassment Defined by the Federal Government

Unwelcome conduct or behavior of a sexual nature that is a term or condition of employment, academic achievement or academic advancement, and submission to, or rejection of such conduct affects an individual’s employment or academic status; or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment


Sexual harassment terminology

Sexual Harassment Terminology

There are two types of sexual harassment:

  • Quid Pro Quo

  • Hostile Environment


Quid pro quo

Quid Pro Quo

Example:

Your professor tells you that you will receive a “A” in the class if you agree to go out on a date with him/her.

Your professor tells you if you don’t go out on a date with him/her, you won’t get an “A” in the class.


Hostile environment

Hostile Environment

Involves unwelcome behavior that is sexual in nature or demeans one’s gender

-AND-

the behavior is either so persistent, pervasive or severe that it creates an offensive, intimidating, or hostile work/academic environment


Review is this sexual harassment

Review: Is this Sexual Harassment?

‘Student A’ repeatedly tells ‘Student B’ how ‘hot’ s/he looks each time ‘Student B’ walks into the dining hall

‘Student B’ finds ‘Student A’s behavior offensive and asks ‘Student A’ to stop

‘Student A’ promptly apologizes to ‘Student B’ and discontinues his behavior


Review is this sexual harassment1

Review: Is this Sexual Harassment?

‘Student A’ repeatedly tells ‘Student B’ how ‘hot’ s/he looks each time ‘Student B’ walks into the dining hall

‘Student B’ finds ‘Student A’s behavior offensive and asks ‘Student A’ to stop

‘Student A’ ignores ‘Student B’ and continues the offensive behavior


What you can do

What YOU Can Do

If you feel you are the victim of, or if you observe acts of sexual harassment you should:

  • Speak up at the time

  • Keep careful records

  • Obtain a trusted witness

  • Seek advice and/or counseling


Campus resources

Campus Resources

  • Consult the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the University Counseling Center, and/or the Office of Conflict Resolution and Civic Responsibility

  • File a complaint with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and/or referral with the Office of Conflict Resolution and Civic Responsibility


Questions

Questions?

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

University Hall, Room 207

Phone: 1-518-956-8110

Fax: 1-518-956-8111

E-mail [email protected]

Web: www.albany.edu/odi


T he office of diversity and inclusion

Thank You!


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