Bowdoin College is committed to providing its students, faculty, and staff with a work and learning environment free of harassment, intimidation and exploitation. As a college community, we support an environment that recognizes the worth and potential of every individual and accords respect and civility to all members. Sexual harassment is not only prohibited by College policy, it is against the law.
The new interactive program you are about to review was developed by our insurer, United Educators. It contains an important message for all faculty, staff, and students at Bowdoin College: we will not tolerate sexual harassment.
This online program outlines current laws on sexual harassment and uses examples to illustrate words and behaviors that might reasonably be regarded as sexual harassment, and therefore should be avoided. While the program focuses primarily on sexual harassment, the principles it addresses apply essentially to all forms of discriminatory harassment.
It is our hope that this resource will raise the level of understanding within our College community about the nature of sexual harassment in order to eliminate and prevent such conduct on campus. We urge you to take advantage of this self-paced opportunity to learn more about how to prevent sexual harassment.
Please read through the Freedom From Discrimination and Harassment policy in the Employee Handbook before taking the online program. Your completion of the program will indicate to us that you have read and understood our College policy and can recognize workplace harassment. If you have any comments or questions about Bowdoin’s policy, or would like more information regarding the identification and prevention of sexual harassment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, McLellan Building, x3837.
Thank you for your interest and involvement in helping to make our campus a harassment-free environment.
Cristle Collins Judd Tama Spoerri
Dean for Academic Affairs Director of Human Resources
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