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Title University News, Vol. 1, No. 7, December 1981
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Date December 1981
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Transcript He calls it fun! Sexual harrassment is any unwanted sexual attention directed towards a person. It includes verbal comments, jokes, as well as physical contact. AND IT IS ILLEGAL. Sexual harassment often occurs in relationships where one party has more power than the other. These types of relationships are common in an university setting. They can include relationships between student-faculty, untenured faculty-tenured faculty and/or staff-administrative boss or faculty supervisor. She calls it sexual harassment. NOW at the University of Houston believes it is an increasing problem on our campus. We are going to place an ad in the Daily Cougar requesting people experiencing this problem to contact NOW. NOW can offer both support and information. It is important to document occurrences even if the person feels it is not in their best interest to risk going through the official grievance procedures. iSLOOM COUNTY/ by Berke Breathed In the 1981 National NOW Conference, the body passed the following resolution. It is the official NOW policy. Sexual Harassment In Education WHEREAS sexual harassment of female students, faculty, and administration staff is a widespread and continuing problem In academic institutions, and WHEREAS such practices have been shown to effectively limit women's participation and achievement in the educational process, and, WHEREAS NOW is committed to helping women to achieve access and opportunity in all areas of society; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Organization for Women condemns sexual harassment in education as it does wherever it occurs and pledges its support toward the identification and eradication of such practices, and further urges NOW LDEF to become a leading resource on the problem of sexual harassment. AUrW^i m •A* -Htlf HANDS Off CREEP/ see herb, 'W^iri VOUNGIWY..JF ^<^\ yw were miY/\ ^y VIRTVOVS WOMAN, W YW WOULDN'T l^MFT 'I 1H6 INNER P£MGN5 . yjfli / 0FSIN!NM£N. 5HAM6 ON YOU. The following is the official University of Houston policy concerning sexual harassment. We clipped it from the Student Life Policies Handbook (1981). SEXUAL HARASSMENT Sexual Harassment, like harassment on the basis of color, race, religion or national origin, is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. All employees and students of the University of Houston Central Campus are expected to refrain from any act which would constitute sexual harassment. Any student who feels he/she has been subjected to sexual harassment should file a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Officer. The Equal Opportuniy Officer is required to take prompt and appropriate action when he/she learns of an alleged instance of sexual harassment. Sexual Harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a condition of an individual's course/work evaluation, (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for evaluative decisions affecting the student's standing, or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive learning environment. Any student subjected to sexual harassment should file a complaint by contacting the University Equal Opportunity Officer. How to combat sex harassment by Dede Graff Sexual harassment in the workplace for women is common. National studies show that more than half of the women surveyed faced instances ' of sexual harassment on the job. A*recent study of women who work for Dane County found about a third had been sexually harassed on the job. What is sexual harassment? It is sex discrimination (covered under Title VII of* the Civil Rights Act, federal contractors affirmative action regulations and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's. guidelines). Sexual harassment is any uninvited and unwanted sexually directed behavior of one person toward another in the workplace. Sexual harassment can be verbal abuse, ogling, demands for sexual favors, assault, patting and pinching a woman's body or rape. However, rape and physical assault are criminal offenses. What can you do when faced with sexual harassment? When feasible, instances of sexual harassment can be resolved internally, avoiding resignations or expensive and time consuming outside complaint procedures and litigation for you. •Keep a diary and wrinen record of all your actions to resolve the matter. in%case you need to pursue a complaint or litigation in the future. Women litigants have been awarded more than S9 million in sexual harassment suits, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). �����������Determine and document all.the facts surrounding the instance of sexual harassment (what, when, where. who, witnesses, etc.).- •Know your legal rights. Your local, state or federal equal opportunity commission can help you with this or consult an attorney. •Deal with the harasser in an assertive way by identifying the offensive behavior and ask that it stop. •If the offensive behavior continues, report this to your supervisor, orally and in writing. •Talk to your employer to find out what policies and procedures, if any, exist in the firm regarding sexual harassment. You, along with other women workers and women's employment avocates or consultants, can be instrumental in developing such procedures for your workplace. Organize! •Find out what assistance your union will provide, if applicable. •Most important, make sure you have a family, friends and/or co-workers to support you throughout this process. The CAREER CORNER is a regular column of this newspaper which responds to reader inquiries about careers and employmenr issues. If you have career questions, please Write Ttw Feminist Connection, in c/o this newspaper.* Andrea (Dede) Graff is an affirmative action, career development and human resource consultant/trainer. She is the founder and former director of Skilled Jobs For Women, Inc. Special thanks goes to Donna Leonard for her help with this column.