Verbal or physical harassment of any kind, including gender harassment, unwanted sexual attention, or sexual coercion, is a violation of policies and employment agreements of CEOAS and Oregon State University.

Gender harassment: Verbal or visual conduct that conveys hostility, objectification, exclusion, or second-class status about members of one gender. Gender harassment also refers to degrading images and words in the ambient environment.

Unwanted sexual attention: Sexual advances that are unwelcome, unreciprocated, and unpleasant to the target. These can range from unwanted touching, hugging, stroking, and kissing to relentless pressure for dates or sexual behavior despite discouragement. This form of sexual harassment can, and sometimes does, include sexual assault.

Sexual coercion: Implicit or explicit attempts to make conditions of employment or education contingent upon sexual cooperation. It’s often the first thing that comes to mind when people think about sexual harassment, but it’s also the rarest form.

Confidential support and advocacy resources:

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 800-433-2320
Survivor Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC) 541-737-2030
Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) 541-754-0110
Counseling & Psychological Services (STUDENTS ONLY) 541-737-2131

Legal reporting:


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CEOAS Safety Committee – May 2019