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.

Reporting responsibilities for OSU Employees: Most Oregon State University employees, excluding undergraduate student employees except those who have been notified they have a responsibility to report sexual misconduct, are considered "Responsible Employees" and must consult with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access when they are made aware or have reason to believe that a violation of the Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination policy has occurred. Responsible Employee guidance is detailed in the Responsible Employee Policy. However, the university makes several confidential offices available to those who have been affected by sexual misconduct or discrimination.

Confidential support and advocacy resources:

Survivor Advocacy & Resource Center (SARC) 541-737-2030
Counseling & Psychological Services (STUDENTS ONLY) 541-737-2131
Student Health Services 541-737-9355
University Ombuds 541-737-4537
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 800-433-2320
Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) 541-754-0110

Legal reporting:

OSU Office of Equal Opportunity and Access Resources

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CEOAS Safety Committee – Last updated December 2, 2020