Sexual Harassment Executive Summary

The college prohibits sexual harassment in any form by any member of the Agnes Scott College community and by visitors to the campus, including guests, patrons, independent contractors or clients of the college, and by those participating in off-campus college programs, such as study abroad programs, internships, student teaching and experiential learning.

If you experience or observe sexual harassment:

Explain clearly to the alleged offender that the behavior is objectionable and ask that he/she stop the behavior.

If approaching the alleged offender is not a good option or if, after approaching him/her, the behavior does not stop, meet with a college officer or the director of human resources to learn about the college's sexual harassment policy and complaint procedure.

If the situation is not informally resolved a written complaint may be filed by the target of the alleged harassment, a college officer, or the director of human resources and investigated by an investigative board with representation from faculty, staff and students.

The appropriate college officer will render a decision based on the recommendation of the investigative board.

This decision may be appealed through standing college grievance processes (students/faculty/union staff) and administrative staff may appeal to the president.

Please see the Gender-Based Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy (Title IX) (#706) and Gender-Based Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Protocol (#707) for a detailed explanation of the college's policy against sexual harassment and specific information about reporting sexual harassment.

Policy No.  793  Issued  1/1/2004   Revised  9/26/2016