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  • Managing the Risks A Risk Management Presentation for UT Dallas Student Organizations Sexual Harassment Prevention Presentation 7 of 8 Center for Student Involvement - - utdallas.edu/csi
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention OBJECTIVES • Review the facts and data surrounding Sexual Harassment/ Misconduct • Recognize the prevalence of Sexual Harassment/ Misconduct on college campuses • Identify who is susceptible to Sexual Harassment/ Misconduct • Learn how to report and address incidents of Sexual Harassment/Misconduct SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention SECTION : WHAT IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT? SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention WHAT IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT? Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination that involves the imposition of an unwanted condition or requirement on the continued employment or education of the victim. Two forms of sexual harassment: • Quid pro quo harassment • Hostile environment harassment SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention WHAT IS SEXUAL MISCONDUCT? Sexual Misconduct is conduct of a sexual nature that, although not so serious or pervasive that it rises to the level of sexual harassment, is unprofessional and/or inappropriate for the educational and working environment. The purpose of prohibiting sexual misconduct: • To discourage sexual misconduct • To take disciplinary action for inappropriate or unprofessional activity of a sexual nature in the workplace or classroom • To address and prevent inappropriate conduct SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention SECTION : COMMUNITIES THAT ARE AFFECTED SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention UNFORTUNATE REALITY ON CAMPUSES According to a recent study done of college students and sexual harassment by the American Association of University Women (AAUW): 89% say that sexual harassment occurs at their college 21% say peer harassment occurs often 62% say that they have been sexually harassed 66% say that they know someone personally who has been sexually harassed. This means that about 6,000,000 college students encounter sexual harassment at college. Expressed another way, on a campus of 50,000 students, 30,000 students will encounter sexual harassment. SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention WHERE CAN SEXUAL HARASSMENT OCCUR? Sexual Harassment can occur anywhere on- or off-campus. • Not confined to particular location • The number of incidents at a location reflects the amount of time students spend there Among students who have been harassed: 39% were in a dorm or student housing 37% were outside on campus grounds 24% were in common areas of campus buildings 20% were in classrooms 27% were “someplace else” 12% were unsure where they were harassed SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention MYTH: “Just an issue women face” Men can equally be victims • 61% of men surveyed report that they have encountered sexual harassment in some form • 62% of women surveyed report that they have encountered sexual harassment in some form Both male and female students are harassed but typically in different ways • Female students are more likely to experience sexual harassment that involves physical contact (35% females; 29% males) • Among harassed students, 66% of females and 59% of males encounter sexual harassment in their first year. SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention SECTION : THE DYNAMICS SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention FACULTY STAFF-TO-STUDENT • Almost one-fifth of students (18%) report that faculty and staff often or occasionally sexually harass students • Sexual harassment by faculty can be especially traumatic because the harasser is in a position of authority or power SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention STUDENT-TO-STUDENT Student-to-student harassment is the most prevalent form of sexual harassment in higher education 68% of students say that peer harassment happens often or occasionally at their college, and more than three quarters of students 80% of students who experienced sexual harassment have been harassed by a student or a former student SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention SECTION : EXAMPLES SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention EXAMPLES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT • Intentional touching • Propositions to engage in sexual activity • Gratuitous comments of a sexual nature • Remarks of a sexual nature about a person's clothing or body • Remarks about sexual activities or experiences • Exposure to gratuitous sexually suggestive visual displays • Persistent, unwanted sexual/romantic attention • Subtle or overt pressure for sexual favors • Humiliation or intimidation based upon the sex of the individual SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention EXAMPLES OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT • Sexually oriented conversations, comments or horseplay • Use of sexual language • The telling of jokes or anecdotes of a sexual nature in the workplace, office or classroom • Gratuitous use of sexually oriented materials unrelated to the subject matter of a class, course, or meeting • Unreported consensual romantic or sexual relationship with a subordinate employee or student SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention SECTION : HOW TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention HOW TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT Confront the Offender • Explain that the conduct is offensive or makes you feel intimidated or uncomfortable • Ask that it stop. • Make sure that your message to the individual is clear SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention HOW TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT If previously mentioned action is not feasible, successful, or if a student feels uncomfortable taking the above approach: • Report it to a university official directly • No student or employee is ever required to make a report directly to the person who is the subject of the complaint. • University officials will address any reports of a situation immediately SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention HOW TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT Any student who believes that he or she may have been subjected to sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct is encouraged to consult with or report such conduct immediately to any of the following persons or offices: Office of the Dean of Students • 972-883-6391 • utdallas.edu/deanofstudents/grievances.html SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention SECTION : SUMMARY AND REVIEW SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention SUMMARY The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to maintaining a work and academic atmosphere which is free of intimidation, fear and coercion. Sexual harassment is defined as: • Unwelcome sexual advances • Requests for sexual favors • Any behavior of a sexual nature where: - Submission to such conduct is a term or condition of an individual's employment or participation in a university-sponsored educational program or activity - Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for academic or employment success - Such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention SUMMARY • Sexual Harassment is a prevalent problem in university communities. 3 out of 5 students have encountered some form of Sexual Harassment/Misconduct while in college. • Sexual Harassment is demeaning, offensive, and illegal. It is not tolerated at the University of Texas at Dallas. • Sexual Harassment can occur anywhere on- or off-campus. • Both male and female students can be victims of sexual harassment. SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Managing the Risks Sexual Harassment Prevention SUMMARY • Faculty/staff members, students, alumni, and even visitors have the potential to be victims and facilitators of sexual harassment/misconduct. • Individuals should address incidents promptly by either confronting the offender or forwarding the incident to a UT official who will address the issue. • The Office of the Dean of Students or offers support services addressing issues regarding Sexual Harassment/ Misconduct. SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION ● MANAGING THE RISKS
  • Review Your Knowledge 1) Click on the link below to get started https://elearning.utdallas.edu/webct/ entryPageIns.dowebct 2) Click on Trainings, Organizations, and Research 3) Click login. Enter your net id and password. 4) Click on Risk Management Training quizzes. 5) Click on the quiz title that you will take. 6) Click Begin Assessment. As you proceed through the quiz make sure that you click Save and View Next 7) Once you have Answered and Saved all ten questions click finish. 8) Wait for the submission report. 9) Once the submission report is confirmed click View Attempt. If you have scored an 80% you may move on to the next quiz. If you have not scored an 80% you must retake the quiz until you have received a score of 80%. MANAGING THE RISKS