In January 1981, Bucknell University adopted a policy prohibiting sexual harassment as it is defined in legislative and judicial rulings. Bucknell’s policy, which is explicitly stated in the Student, Staff, and Faculty Handbooks, applies to all members of the University community. The University believes that faculty, staff, and students have a right to a learning and work environment free from sexual harassment by colleagues, peers, supervisors, advisors, or teachers. Bucknell will work to eliminate sexual harassment on campus and enforce sanctions against those who violate its policy.
Sexual harassment, whether between people of different sexes or the same sex, includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
Some examples of inappropriate behaviors that may be in violation of Bucknell’s sexual harassment policy include:
Some forms of stalking constitute sexual harassment. Stalking is a particular form of harassment that involves engaging in a course of conduct or repeated acts towards another person, including following, observing, annoying, or alarming. The intent of the behavior is to cause fear of bodily harm or substantial emotional distress.
Stalking may include:
Stalking behavior is a violation of state law and the University's Code of Conduct.
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