Sexual Harassment Rules and Resources
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UNC policy prohibits amorous relationships between students and any faculty member, graduate student, or other employee who is in a position to assess, determine, or influence a student’s academic progress. Amorous relationships include romantic courtship that may not have been consummated sexually, as well as sexual relationships. Find out more about this policy.
UNC also prohibits sexual harassment and discrimination of any kind. Broadly, harassment includes any type of behavior (verbal, electronic, etc.), based on protected status (including gender, sexual orientation, race and/or ethnicity), that interferes with one’s participation in University activities and it creates an environment that a reasonable person would find hostile, intimidating, or abusive. Sexual harassment may include unwelcome advances, requests for sexual favors, or other conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile, intimidating, or abusive environment, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature (e.g., harassment for displaying behavior that does not conform to gender norms). Read the full policy.
If you have experienced sexual harassment or discrimination, or think you may have, there are many resources available to you at UNC. There are confidential options that provide emotional support and legal advice, and several reporting options (including anonymous reporting options). Find more information at the links below: