UnderGraduate catalog: 2020/21 term 1

Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual harassment by any member of the UoPeople community is a violation of university policy, and state and federal law, and will not be tolerated.

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, references and overtures, and requests for sexual favors including all communications in person, and online including any setting including email, social media, texting and sexting. Both men and women may be victims of sexual harassment, and sexual harassment may occur between individuals of the same gender. Sexual harassment may occur when there is an authority differential such as between Course Instructors and students, or may occur with persons of the same status at the University.

Grievants who are aware of or have experienced an incident of sexual harassment should promptly report the matter immediately to the Dean of Student Affairs at student.affairs@uopeople.edu, who will advise the grievant on filing a grievance at UoPeople.

During the investigation of the complaint, the University will attempt to maintain confidentiality for all parties involved, but confidentiality will not be guaranteed. Following the University’s investigation and substantiation of the complaint, sexual harassment offenders will be subject to disciplinary action which may include, but is not limited to, disciplinary warning or dismissal from the institution for students, or termination of employment or other affiliation for staff and faculty.

A grievant who knowingly files a false complaint will be subject to disciplinary action which may include, but is not limited to, disciplinary warning or dismissal and termination of employment or other affiliation for staff and faculty.