Sexual Misconduct: Unwanted Sexual Behavior
Know the Facts
- The victim as well as the harasser may be MALE or FEMALE. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex.
- The harasser can be the individual’s supervisor, professor, coworker, another student, a staff member, or an advisor.
- The victim does not have to be the person harassed, but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.
- The harasser’s conduct must be unwelcome.
- The nature of sexual harassment has to do with power, intimidation, and control and not with sexual intimacy and healthy relationships.
"So often, we believe that we have come to a place that is void of hope and void of possibilities, only to find that it is the very hopelessness that allows us to hit bottom, give up our illusion of control, turn it over, and ask for help. Out of the ashes of our hopelessness comes the fire of our hope."
- Anne Wilson Shaef, PhD.