Student Athlete Handbook

    Section 18: Sexual Harassment Policy

    SIUC is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which students, faculty, and staff can work together in an atmosphere free from all forms of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. In addition to being illegal, sexual harassment runs counter to the objectives of the University. Academic freedom can exist only when every person is free to pursue ideas in a non-threatening, non-coercive atmosphere of mutual respect.

    Sexual harassment has been defined as: Any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. It includes instances when such conduct is indicated to be a term or condition of an individual's academic or employment experience, used as a basis for academic employment decisions, interferes with an individual's academic or employment performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic or employment environment.

    Sexual harassment can be as subtle as a look or as blatant as rape. It can occur within and beyond the classroom and workplace. Harassers are usually male, and most victims are female, but persons of either sex may be victims or harassers. Harassment usually involves a member of the opposite sex, but can also involve two persons of the same sex.

    Student-athletes are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and treat others (students, coaches, and staff) with mutual respect, whether it be in the weight room, athletic training room, restaurant, or any other place. If you have been a victim or witness of sexual harassment, please contact your coach, athletic trainer, or an athletic administrator. You may want to contact an advisor at one of the campus Sexual Harassment Information Centers listed below.


      C302 Woody Hall 453-2411

    Human Resources

      803 S. Elizabeth 536-3369

    Counseling Center

      A302 Woody Hall 453-5371

    International Programs/Services

      Northwest Annex 453-5774

    Women's Services

      B244 Woody Hall 453-3655

    Women's Studies

      806 Chautauqua 453-5141

    Graduate School

      C206 Woody Hall 453-4540


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