|What Our Handbook Says|
Harassment: Manhattanville College is committed to an environment that encourages fair, humane, and beneficial treatment to all faculty, administrators, staff and students. In accordance with that fundamental objective, the College has a continuing commitment to ensure equal opportunity and to oppose discrimination because of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, class, religion, national origin, disability, color, creed, ethnicity, citizenship, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state and local laws, regulations or ordinances. Any behavior on or off campus that shows lack of respect for others including intimidation or threatening behavior, hazing, and all forms of assault are prohibited under this policy. It is expected that each member of the College community will be responsible for the proper observation of this policy. Harassment in any form is expressly forbidden and will not be tolerated at Manhattanville College. Harassment is:
Sexual Harassment: The College seeks to foster a community in which work and learning may proceed in a humane and caring atmosphere for all its members. Sexual harassment is a violation of Federal law as well as College policy, and will not be tolerated.
The College defines sexual harassment as unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that relates to the gender or sexual identity of an individual and that has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating or hostile environment for study, work or social living in which:
Prohibited behaviors include, but are not limited, to those that fall into the following two categories of sexual harassment;
Examples are as follows:
Sexual harassment may be overt or subtle and may involve persons of the same or different gender. The policy applies to all relationships between Manhattanville College faculty, administrators, staff, graduate and undergraduate students on or off campus, including student-to-student interaction.
Sexual Misconduct: Sexual misconduct is defined as sexual contact without consent, which causes physical or emotional discomfort to the victim. Sexual contact, which continues after voluntary consent has been withdrawn, is also considered sexual misconduct. To constitute lack of consent, the contact(s) must be committed either by force, threat, intimidation or through the victim's mental or physical helplessness of which the accused was aware or should have been aware, such as when under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Acts of sexual contact include but are not limited to: sexual intercourse; sexual penetration with an object; sodomy (oral sex or anal intercourse); or the intentional touching of a person's genitals, breasts, thighs, or buttock (including the unwelcome touching of the victim by the accused or situations where the victim has been forced to touch the accused).