Sexual Harassment

San José State University is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from sexual harassment of its students, employees, and those who apply for employee or student status. Sexual harassment is conduct subject to disciplinary action.

SJSU policy defines sexual harassment to include "behaviors such as sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed towards an employee, student, or applicant when one or more of the following circumstances are present:

  • Submission to or toleration of the conduct is an explicit or implicit term or condition of appointment, employment, admission or academic evaluation
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for a personnel decision or an academic evaluation affecting an individual
  • The conduct has the purpose of interfering with an employee's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive or otherwise adverse working environment
  • The conduct had the purpose or effect of interfering with a student's academic performance, creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive or otherwise adverse learning environment, or adversely affecting any student.

All complaints dealing with sexual harassment should be directed to the Office for Equal Opportunity, which is located in UPD 303, 408-924-1115.