The policy of Valley City State University (VCSU) is to provide an environment free of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual, age, religion, or sexual orientation harassment . Such harassment may include any activity that intimidates, ostracizes, psychologically or physically threatens, embarrasses, ridicules, creates fear or in some other way unreasonably over burdens or precludes an employee from reasonably performing his or her work.

Hostile Work Environment harassment generally occurs in supervisor/subordinate, or peer/co-workers situations. Report such action to the next level supervisor or the Human Resource department. Individuals experiencing harassment shall make it clear that such behavior is offensive and unwanted. If this does not resolve the problem, notify the appropriate supervisor. Expect supervisors to resolve this situation by: 1) referencing this policy, or 2) more direct disciplinary actions if necessary.

Valley City State University does not tolerate Hostile Work Environment harassment. Disciplinary action can and will be taken against any employee who engages in such harassment. An individual making a false accusation may also be subject to disciplinary action.

Reporting Form: Sexual Harassment, Hostile Work Environment, and Workplace Violence

Sponsored by: Human Resources Director
Approved by: Loss Control Committee
Reviewed: Winter 2005
Revised: November 2009