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I'm experiencing sexual harassment or discrimination.

The University of Maryland is committed to maintaining a learning and work environment where students, faculty, and sta can develop intellectually, professionally, personally, and socially. Such an environment must be free of intimidation, fear, coercion, and reprisal. The University prohibits sexual harassment. Sexual harassment may cause others unjustifiable offense, anxiety, and injury. Sexual harassment threatens the legitimate expectations of all members of the campus community. Academic progress or progress in employment is determined by the publicly stated requirements of classroom and job performance, and the campus environment will not unreasonably impede study or work. 

Sexual harassment by university faculty, staff, and students is prohibited and constitutes a violation of campus policy. Sexual harassment may also constitute violations of the criminal and civil laws of the State of Maryland and the United States. For the purpose of campus policy, sexual harassment is defined as follows:

1) unwelcome sexual advances,

2) unwelcome requests for sexual favors

3) other behavior of a sexual nature where:

          • Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment or participation in a university-sponsored educational program or activity; or 

          • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting that individual; or 

          • Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the individual's academic or work performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or working environment.

The full text of the University of Maryland Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures can be found onlinePlease navigate the situation options below for UMD-specific guidance and resources available:



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