The University of Montana provides a learning and working environment that is free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is strictly prohibited. This policy applies to all members of the University community, including all employees and students. All members of the University community are responsible to ensure that the University is free from all forms of sexual harassment.
The following conduct is prohibited:
The above conduct constitutes sexual harassment when it is sufficiently severe or pervasive as to disrupt or undermine a person's ability to participate in or to receive the benefits, services, or opportunities of the University, including unreasonably interfering with a person's work or educational performance.
Whether conduct is sufficiently offensive to constitute sexual harassment is determined from the perspective of an objectively reasonable person of the same gender in the same situation.
The University will take appropriate measures to stop sexual harassment, including disciplinary action. Retaliation against an individual for reporting sexual harassment or for participating in an investigation of a complaint of sexual harassment is strictly prohibited.
The University will discipline supervisors who knowingly condone or fail to report or address instances of harassment.
Individuals should report sexual harassment to the EEO/Affirmative Action Office in accordance with the Discrimination Grievance Procedure.