Reporting Sexual Harassment
i. Unwelcome verbal, written, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive such that it unreasonably interferes with the student’s educational experience.
ii. Examples of inappropriate behavior that may constitute unlawful sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
- Sexual teasing, jokes, remarks, questions;
- Sexual looks and gestures;
- Sexual innuendoes or stories;
- Sexual favoritism;
- Pressure for dates or sexual favors;
- Gifts, letters, calls, emails, or materials of a sexual nature;
- Sexually explicit visual material (calendars, posters, cards, software, internet materials);
- Communicating in a demeaning manner with sexual overtones;
- Inappropriate comments about dress or physical appearance; or
- Non-consensual video or audio-taping of sexual activity;
- Inappropriate discussion of private sexual behavior;
- Exposing one’s genitals or inducing another to expose their genitals;
- Unwelcome physical contact (touching, patting, stroking, rubbing);
- Sexual assault; or
- Other gender-based threats, discrimination, intimidation, hazing, bullying, stalking, or violence.
Note: While not appropriate, not all rude or offensive comments or conduct constitutes sexual harassment or unlawful discrimination.
Kathryn V. Horn, M.D.
Education: We encourage persons to know their rights. Sexual harassment is a violation of university policy (OP 70.14 found at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/HSC/OP/) and the Code of Student Conduct. It is also prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. All people have a right to an education and work environment that is free of bias, intimidation, or hostility. Educational programs and training sessions on the subject of sexual harassment are available to students, faculty, and staff.
Counseling and Support: The university provides counseling services that may be used by persons who believe they have been sexually harassed. Students may seek counseling through the Student Assistance Program, while faculty members and other employees may use the Employee Assistance Program.
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: All students will receive training at matriculation through the Campus Clarity on-line module. Students are required to sign a statement that verifies completion of this training. Signed completion statements will be recorded in the student’s file in the Office of Student Affairs.
- Institutional Student Handbook
- Student Resolution Center : (806) 742-7233
- Program of Assistance for Students
- TTU Police Department: 915-215-7111 or (915) 545-6531
- Center Against Sexual and Family Violence (www.casfv.org)
(915) 593-7300 or (800) 727-0511, 24-hour crisis hopeline
- STARS – Sexual Trauma and Assault Response Services (www.stars-elpaso.org)
Local Hotline: (915) 593-7300
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE
- El Paso Police Department-
Non-Emergency Number: (915) 832-4400