Sexual Harrassment Policy

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln reaffirms that all women and men--administrators, faculty, staff and students--are to be treated fairly and equally with dignity and respect. Any form of sexual harassment is prohibited.

Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature when:

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

Sexual harassment will not be condoned during the work or school day, nor will acts of sexual harassment be permitted outside the work or school environment if such acts affect the normal work environment or student/teacher relationship. UNL provides grievance procedures for violations of this policy. For further information, contact:

Equity, Access, and Diversity Programs
128 Canfield Administration Building
PO Box 880437
Lincoln, NE 68555-0437
(402) 472-3417

Appropriate corrective action will be taken in those instances where the foregoing policies have been violated. Any student or employee who is found to have violated any of the aforementioned policies will be subject to disciplinary action.

Further, UNL commits itself to a program of affirmative action to encourage the enrollment of minority and female students; to identify and eliminate the effects of any past discrimination in the provisions of educational and related services; and to establish organizational structures of procedures which assure equal treatment and equal access to the facilities and educational benefits of the institution for all students.

UNL complies with all applicable laws promoting equal educational and employment opportunity prohibiting unlawful discrimination, including those addressing the obligations of the institution under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Information concerning violations of the policy and inquiries regarding UNL compliance with equal opportunity mandates, affirmative action, and other inclusions should be directed to:

Equity, Access, and Diversity Programs
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
128 Canfield Administration Building
PO Box 880437
Lincoln, NE 68588-0437
(402) 472-3417 U.S. and Canada
(800) 742-8800 (toll-free)

A formal discrimination grievance procedure is available at UNL for those seeking redress. Copies of the EEO Grievances Procedures are available from the Equity, Access and Diversity Programs Office and in most departments. Those wishing to file formal complaints outside UNL may contact the Equity, Access and Diversity Programs Office for appropriate names and addresses of external agencies to which such communications may be directed. Students who believe that discrimination occurred within the educational setting may also contact:

Director, Office for Civil Rights
Department of Education
Washington, DC 20202