Harassment Policy Statement

Harassment based upon inappropriate or threatening sexual conduct, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected class status is a form of discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and applicable New York State Laws.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Marist College affirms its commitment to providing an educational and working environment that is free of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is an illegal form of discrimination and will not be tolerated by the College.

Under applicable federal and state laws and regulations, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • Submission to such conduct is or becomes a term or condition of an individual's employment or academic success, or is used as a basis for employment or academic decisions relating in any way to that individual;
  • Such conduct substantially interferes with an individual's work or Academic performance; or
  • Such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic environment.

HARASSMENT OTHER THAN SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Harassment based upon race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation are also forms of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the laws of New York State. Such harassing activities are likewise offensive, illegal, and will not be tolerated by the College.

Under applicable federal and state laws and regulations, this type of harassment is defined as verbal or physical conduct of any kind, which is based upon an individual's race, color, gender (other than sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation, when:

  • Such conduct substantially interferes with an individual's work or academic performance; or    
  • Such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic environment.

VIOLATIONS OF HARASSMENT POLICY

Any member of the Marist Community whose conduct constitutes harassment, or who condones such actions on the part of subordinates, will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination of employment or immediate dismissal from the College. Such offenders may also be subject to personal liability and civil penalties.

REPORTING AND ADDRESSING HARASSMENT

Marist recognizes the rights of members of the college community to raise questions, discuss concerns, and report harassment. Procedures have been developed to investigate and respond to allegations of harassment and any member of the college community who experiences - or is aware of - harassment in the work, academic, or campus life environment should promptly report the matter as indicated below.

College Employees Should Contact the Office of Human Resources

Deborah Raikes-Colbert
Associate Vice President, Human Resources

(Donnelly Hall 120 - Extension 3146)

Or

Eva J. Jackson
Director, Employee Relations

(Donnelly Hall 120 - Extension 2392)

 

Students Should Contact the Office of Student Affairs

Patricia Cordner, Assistant Dean, Student Life and Development
(Rotunda 388 - Extension 3517)

Or

Bro. Frank Kelly, Director of Campus Ministry
(Byrne Residence - Extension 2275)

Consensual Relationships:

The College deems unwise and inappropriate, and therefore strongly discourages, consensual sexual relationships between supervisors and employees. A supervisory relationship is one in which one person is in a position to exercise influence or control over the other in work-related matters or in any terms or conditions of employment.

The College expressly forbids consensual sexual relationships between a member of the faculty or staff and a student. Such relationships are viewed as unwise and unprofessional. All members of the college community should be aware that involvement in any relationship as described above may expose them to eventual charges of sexual harassment. Such charges could result in College disciplinary action, up to and including termination, as well as personal liability and civil penalties.

 

NOVEMBER 2012

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