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Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures

“It is the policy of Southwestern University … to maintain both an academic and a working environment free from all forms of sexual harassment of any employee or applicant for employment, student, donor, or former student volunteer or any other constituent of the University.”

The Sexual Harassment Officer

Glada Munt
Associate Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, Professor of Kinesiology

What is the Sexual Harassment Officer (SHO)

A Sexual Harassment Officer, appointed by the President of the University, is available to assist the University community in dealing with all complaints of sexual harassment and sex-related misconduct (even if the sex-related misconduct is not processed through the Sexual Harassment Policy).

When faculty or staff members suspect sexual harassment on the part of a person or persons under their jurisdiction, they should immediately take action by contacting the Sexual Harassment Officer to discuss the situation and determine a course of action.

The duties and responsibilities of the Sexual Harassment Officer include:

  1. Receiving notification from University officials and/or members of the University community of all allegations of sex-related misconduct including, but not limited to, “sexual harassment” and “sexual misconduct”;
  2. Reporting, as needed, to the University community allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct and the subsequent resolution of those reported incidents;
  3. Reporting the initiation of any formal complaint to the appropriate member of the University’s Senior Staff and to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources;
  4. Initiating the informal and/or formal complaint processes as appropriate; be involved in resolutions of the incidents as appropriate.