University of Wisconsin-Madison Sexual Harassment Policy for University Staff Employees

(Effective January 1982)

I. Policy

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in keeping
with efforts to establish an environment in which the dignity and worth
of all members of the university community are respected, that sexual
harassment of students and employees at UW-Madison is unacceptable
conduct and will not be tolerated. Sexual harassment may involve the
behavior of a person of either sex against a person of the opposite or
same sex, when that behavior falls within the definition outlined
below.

II. Definition

Sexual harassment of employees and students at UW-Madison is defined as
any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other
verbal and physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

A. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is made either explicitly
or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment.

B. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for
employment decisions affecting that individual.

C. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering
with an individual's work or educational performance or creates a
hostile, intimidating or offensive work or educational environment.

III. Complaint Procedures

Persons who feel that they have been sexually harassed under the above
definition and wish further information or assistance in filing a
complaint should contact:

Office for Equity and Diversity
179A Bascom Hall
608-263-2378
Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay Service 7-1-1