Sexual Harassment

Jacksonville University is committed to creating and maintaining an educational and employment environment free of objectionable or disrespectful behavior or communication that interferes with the activities or performance of a student or employee, or creates a hostile, intimidating, or threatening environment. The University prohibits sexual harassment, which is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as:

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, enrollment, or education;
  • submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting that individual; or
  • such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or academic experience or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or academic environment.

    Violations should be reported to any member of the University’s Sexual Harassment Committee or the Director of Human Resources (non students) or to the Student Life Office (students).