Cayuga Community College is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. Sexual harassment is an improper form of behavior that will not be tolerated on this campus. The State University of New York’s policy is to ensure fair treatment to all individuals. Protection from sexual harassment is afforded to students as well as employees.

The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has defined sexual harassment as: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature…when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly as a term or condition of an individual’s employment, (2) submission or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual, or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.