BP 2-7: Harassment and Sexual Harassment


APPROVED:  March 26, 2012

EFFECTIVE:  March 26, 2012

REFERENCES:  Mont. Code Ann. 45-5-221


Dawson Community College affirms the right of all employees and students to work and study in an environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and intimidation and is committed to providing a climate of mutual respect among students and employees.  The College is opposed to any practice or action that denies human dignity or infringes upon academic and personal freedom.


Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct or written communications of an intimidating, hostile, or offensive sexual nature.  In addition, sexual harassment behavior includes:

  • the employee’s or student’s submission to the conduct that is made, either explicitly or  implicitly, a term or condition of an individual’s employment or education;
  • the employee’s or student’s submission to, or rejection of, such conduct that is used as a basis for employment or education decisions; or
  • the conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive  environment.

Dawson Community College prohibits such conduct.  Furthermore, sexual harassment and/or intimidation is a violation of state and federal equal opportunity and nondiscrimination regulations.  The College is committed to taking action against an offender through the disciplinary process for both students and employees.

SCOPE                This policy applies to Dawson Community College.

PROCEDURES      The College President shall promulgate such procedures as may be needed to implement this policy.