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Sexual Harassment Policy

Published August 11, 2015

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination based on a person’s gender. Sexual harassment is contrary to the University’s values and moral standards, which recognize the dignity and worth of each person, as well as a violation of federal and state laws and University rules and policies. Sexual harassment cannot and will not be tolerated at Florida State University, whether by faculty, students, or staff, or by others while on property owned by or under the control of the University.

Employees and students who engage in sexual harassment will be subject to applicable disciplinary processes. Acts of sexual harassment, which also constitute sexual battery or other violation of criminal law, will be referred to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance within the Office of Human Resources is designated to receive and investigate sexual harassment complaints as set forth in the University policy and to maintain records of all complaints. The policy requires all Florida State University community members to report allegations of sexual harassment promptly. The Florida State University Sexual Harassment Policy is available on the website or by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance at 645-6519.

Note: Both the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Battery Policies are undergoing revision. Check for updates under “Sex Discrimination/Sexual Misconduct Policy” or with the University’s Title IX Director.