138.0 VI-1.20 - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SYSTEM POLICY ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT
(Approved by the Board of Regents, June 5, 1992)
The University of Maryland System is committed to creating and
maintaining an environment in which every individual can work and
learn without being harassed. All members of the academic
community should support the principle that sexual harassment
represents a failure in ethical behavior and that sexual
exploitation of professional relationships will not be condoned.
Sexual harassment is inconsistent with commitment to the goals of
quality, access and choice that characterize the activities of
the System and its constituent institutions. Sexual harassment
is a form of discrimination prohibited by federal and state law.
Each institution of the University of Maryland System shall have
procedures for implementation of the policy prohibiting sexual
harassment, consistent with federal and state laws and policies.
Those procedures shall ensure that the community is educated
about the problem and sanctions which can be imposed and is well
informed concerning resources available to complainants, and
informal and formal means of complaint resolution.
Procedures shall be designed to give due consideration to
confidentiality, prevent retaliation, and achieve prompt and
equitable resolution of complaints while protecting the rights of
the person bringing the complaint and of the person accused of