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Harassment is a form of discrimination that includes unwelcome conduct based on protected characteristics. Such conduct could include offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, and other conduct that interferes with a person’s ability to work or engage in educational programs or activities. Indiana University and Radio/TV Services prohibit staff from engaging in harassment.

Any member of the university community who feels that they have been subjected to discrimination, including harassment, in violation of the university’s Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action policy, may file a report with the RTV HR officer, their supervisor, or with the IU Office of Institutional Equity.

What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is a specific type of harassment based on conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic (e.g., by email, text, social media), or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

Sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and stalking, are fully defined and expressly prohibited by the university in its Sexual Misconduct policy.

Any staff member, hourly, or intern who feels that they have been subjected to any form of sexual misconduct in violation of the Sexual Misconduct policy may file a report with their supervisor, the RTV HR officer or the Office of Institutional Equity.