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Texas Woman's University Staff Handbook
Problem Solving & Rules of Conduct: Sexual Harassment

It is the policy of the University that no member of the University community is permitted to sexually harass another member.

Sexual harassment is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.  Any employee or student who engages in such conduct will be subject to disciplinary action.

Please review TWU Policy 3.05 "Sexual Harassment" for additional information.

Additionally, in certain cases, sexual harassment may be subject to prosecution under the criminal sexual conduct statutes.

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

1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment or education;

2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for an employment or academic decision affecting that individual;

3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's professional or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment, education, or living environment.

All complaints concerning matters of sexual harassment will be reported to the EEO/Affirmative Action Officer, or designated investigator. If a person wishes to file a complaint of sexual harassment, the complaint must be filed within 60 days following the incident.  

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