effective 11/2018 – Albright College

effective 11/2018

Harassment Policy

As a place of work and learning for staff, faculty, students, and their guests, Albright College nurtures respect for the individual within a communal environment, one that encourages each of its members to develop his or her full potential.

To preserve this environment, the College will not tolerate harassment of any kind. Harassment is defined as verbal or physical conduct which has the intent or effect of interfering with an individual’s or group’s educational and/or work performance at Albright, or conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational and work environment on- or off-campus. Such behavior undermines the atmosphere of trust essential to the academic enterprise and represents a failure of professional ethics. Harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability includes harassment of an individual in terms of stereotyped group characteristics. In addition to violating the rights of an individual, harassment is inconsistent with the policies and interests of the College, including the preservation of academic freedom, an element at the core of the College’s mission. The complete text of the Sexual Harassment Policy is found in The Compass.

Any member of the Albright community who believes that he or she has been harassed is encouraged to raise the issue with the affirmative action officer in the Human Resources Office, the dean of students, the provost or the president.