Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. The legal definition of sexual harassment is “unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is severe or pervasive and affects working conditions or creates a hostile work environment.”
Complaints of sexual harassment will be investigated promptly and thoroughly. The University recognizes that under certain circumstances, it has an independent duty to ascertain where sexual harassment exists irrespective of whether a complaint is actually filed (for example, complaints of sexual harassment involving physical contact and/or sexual assault involving a university employee or student). The University will act vigorously to prevent any retaliation being taken against individuals filing a complaint, and/or participating in a complaint investigation.
To talk to someone about discrimination or sexual harassment and/or file a complaint contact, the SSU Title IX Coordinator/DHR Administrator, Joyce Suzuki in Employee Relations & Compliance, to seek administrative assistance, investigation, and resolution, 707-664-4470. For details, see Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Against Students and Procedure for Handling Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Against Students or Systemwide Complaint Procedure for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Complaints for Employees