All members of the university community are encouraged to work toward maintaining an educational and work environment free from sexual harassment. To this end,
(A) The administrator of the office for equal opportunity will provide training programs to educate the university community on the subject of sexual harassment and the university's obligation to prevent its occurrence. In addition, the administrator will ensure that the sexual harassment policy is appropriately displayed on campus and included in the university's policies manual.
(B) Persons who believe they are experiencing sexual harassment are encouraged to act promptly and report such concerns to their immediate supervisor, administrator or department chair, the director of the office for equal opportunity (Mitchell 101, 963-1256), or the office of student rights and responsibilities (Bouillon 204, 963-1734). Concerns which involve student to student sexual harassment may be brought to the attention of the dean of students. The university encourages resolution of sexual harassment complaints at the lowest possible level.
(C) Supervisors, administrators, and department chairs who receive sexual harassment complaints will act on them in a timely fashion in an attempt to resolve the situation informally. They will notify the office for equal opportunity of the complaint immediately and will be provided guidance as needed. All such complaints must be addressed and cannot be held in confidence.
(D) Discrimination complaint and resolution policy and procedures are available. No individual shall be penalized or retaliated against in any way by the university community for his or her participation in the complaint process.
1. Complaints alleging sexual harassment by a university employee or other agent of the university may be filed with the director of the office for equal opportunity: Staci Sleigh-Layman, Mitchell 101, 963-1256, Staci.Sleigh-Layman@cwu.edu. The university's discrimination complaint and resolution policy and procedures (CWUP 2-35-070) will be utilized to resolve the complaint. Copies of these procedures are available upon request.
2. Complaints alleging student peer sexual harassment, may be made to chief conduct officer: Richard DeShields, Bouillon 204, 963-1734, Richard.DeShields@cwu.edu. (CWUR 1-30-010 Student Discrimination Grievance Procedures).
3. Complaints alleging violation of Title IX may contact Staci Sleigh-Layman, Title IX Coordinator, at the office for equal opportunity, Mitchell 101, 963-1256, Staci.Sleigh-Layman@cwu.edu.
4. Complaints may also be filed with other administrative officers of the university outside the chain of command such as other deans, vice presidents, or chief of staff, or outside government agencies. A list of these agencies and their addresses is available in the office for equal opportunity.
(E) Preventing Sexual Harassment and Preventing Employment Discrimination training is required for all staff pursuant to CWUP 2-30-260.
[Responsibility: President’s Office; Authority: Cabinet/UPAC; Reviewed/Endorsed by: Cabinet/PAC; Review/Effective Date: 11/2/2011; Approved by: James L. Gaudino, President]