The Problems With Sexual Harassment In College Campus

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According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commision, sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances; the workplace, school, and especially college campuses. Campuses can be more prone to sexual harassment situations because of the “delusional” perceptions college presidents have about their campus. Sometimes administrative offices have an apparent gap between national and campus-specific perceptions of how their college responds to sexual harassment. This gap causes communication losses between students and college administrators and can lead to higher percentages of sexual harassment related…show more content…
Some may even use that as an excuse to get out of trouble when they are accused of sexual harassment. It is important to bring awareness to sexual harassment so people actually know what to look for and how to react. “These instances -- where the harassers claim they merely were "having fun" or "didn 't really mean it" -- pervade the office scene today. "I think sexual harassment still is a problem because we still don 't know exactly what it is -- so people use that as an excuse," Fox says.” (Tuttle, Hill, Thomas). Another issue with sexual harassment is that sexual harassment subverts the mission and the work of the college and can threaten the career, educational experience, and well-being of students, faculty, and staff. There is also an over abundance of sexual assaults and harassments campus wide. It is illegal to harass someone just because of their sex. This can encompass verbal or physical harassments which includes any types of sexual nature. This can also include offensive gestures about a person’s sex. Both parts of sexual harassment can vary by sex. The harasser and victim can be either male or female and also subsequently the same sex as well. The law does not exile teasing or crude sexual comments but harassment is illegal when it’s deliberately severe and frequent. This creates a hostile
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