Freedom from Sexual Harassment

The College feels it is essential for the well-being of the University community that every individual be treated with respect. Sexual harassment and sexist comments are incompatible with this goal.

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical contact or written communication of a sexual nature is sexual harassment when any of the following occurs:

  1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment or academic standing; or

  2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting the individual; or

  3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work, academic performance, or participation in extracurricular activities; or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment.

Any student, staff employee, or faculty member who believes she/he has been victimized by sexual harassment is encouraged to promptly contact a title IX coordinator via the Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at 607.254.7232 or equalopportunity [at] (equalopportunity[at]cornell[dot]edu) . Individuals may also contact the University Ombudsman at 607.255.4321 in 118 Stimson Hall, 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday or other times by appointment.