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The victims of sexual harassment most often find themselves bothered by persons who exert some power over them in a social relationship, in their academic programs, or on the job. This may include the harassment of students by faculty or administrators and employees by supervisors. Frequently, however, people may be subject to harassment by their peers. Staff may harass their co-workers or students may harass their fellow students. Harassment often takes place in an environment where alcoholic beverages are available. Peer sexual harassment is also unlawful and a violation of community standards.
You can sometimes stop harassment by taking direct action. Say, “no” to the harasser. Be direct. Tell the harasser you find the behavior inappropriate. Ignoring the situation will not make it go away. If others have had similar experiences, approach the harasser together. Keep a record of what happened and when. Include the time, the place, the names of the people involved and of witnesses and who said what to whom.
The Iona College Ombudsperson has been trained to deal with complaints of sexual harassment and will be glad to help you. The Ombudsperson will review the options open to you so that you can make the best decision about what steps to take. It is understandable that you may be reluctant to talk about your experience. This reluctance is normal and may have several causes:
To make a complaint of sexual harassment by an individal in the Iona College campus community please contact:
Ms. Mary Ellen Callaghan
Office of Ombudsperson
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