Valley City State University's commitment to equal opportunity includes an assurance to its employees and students that they will not be subjected to sexual harassment, and such conduct is hereby prohibited at the University.

This policy is in compliance with the November 1980 EEOC final guidelines which defines sexual harassment as: following circumstances:

  • When submission to the sexual advance is a condition of keeping or getting a job, whether expressed in explicit or implicit terms.
  • When a supervisor or boss makes a personnel decision based on an employee's submission to or rejection of sexual advances.
  • When sexual conduct unreasonably interferes with a person's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

While this definition refers only to employment-related sexual harassment, similar actions directed to students are also prohibited by the University policy.

Employees or students concerned about violations of this policy may request assistance from the office of Student Academic Services, or an appropriate administrator. The grievance procedure shall be available for a person who wishes to file a complaint alleging a violation of this policy.

Sponsored by: Vice President for Student Affairs & Title IX Coordinatoar 
Reviewed: Winter 1996
Revised: July 2001
Revised Number: February 2010
Reviewed:  Spring 2017