Sexual Harassment – Sexual harassment is a particular form of harassment as described above, but it is gender (sex) based.For the purposes of this policy, and utilizing the definitions established by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Willamette defines sexual harassment as follows: Where one party is in a position to extend academic or employment benefits to another, even a welcome, consensual, romantic or sexual relationship may raise, at a minimum, the appearance of impropriety and can create an unwelcome appearance of favoritism and bias.This policy applies to conduct which is or could be a violation of Title IX (gender), Title VI (race, color and national origin-based discrimination), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act (disability-based discrimination), and to any other classifications protected by federal, state law, or Willamette University policy.

Willamette University strives to provide a community where students, faculty, staff and others work, learn, and live together in an environment free of all forms of harassment, exploitation, intimidation and discrimination.

Harassment and discrimination is demeaning to all persons involved, and subverts the mission of the University.

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The hotline provides unbiased information about abortion, unintended pregnancy or related issues. 1-800-772-9100 Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline Childhelp’s hotline, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Tolerance and respect for individual dignity and worth are guiding principles for our relations with each other.

The University can fulfill its distinctive mission only in an arena where ideas are vigorously debated, including those which some may find offensive, and where staff, students, and faculty respect one another's dignity in their common membership in a community of inquiry.

This policy applies to all Willamette University employees and addresses all types of discriminatory misconduct, including harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or status with regard to pregnancy, disability, age, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

This prohibition includes sexual harassment and discrimination.

Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.