Sexual Harassment

According to University of Alaska Board of Regents policy (04.02.022), it is the responsibility of faculty and staff members to behave in such a manner that their words or actions cannot reasonably be perceived as sexually coercive, abusive, or exploitive. Sexual harassment involves unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors when someone uses, threatens to use, or implies that submission to, or rejection of such contact will have an impact on employment or academic decisions affecting someone else.

Sexual harassment also includes other verbal or physical conduct related to sex when such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's performance at work or study by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment in which to work, live, or learn. The Office of Campus Diversity and Compliance, the Dean of Students Office, and academic dean's and director's offices can provide information and referral on issues of sexual harassment.