ERIC Number: ED197242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Sexual Harassment. A Report on the Sexual Harassment of Students.
Till, Frank J.
To convince federal policy-makers that the sexual harassment of students is both illegal and serious, the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs issued and circulated a "Call for Information on the Sexual Harassment of Students," a request for descriptive anecdotes from victims and others who knew of harassment incidents. Anecdotes from 116 victims identified 5 types of sexual harassment: (1) sexist remarks or behavior; (2) inappropriate and offensive, but sanction-free sexual advances; (2) solicitation of sexual activity by promise of rewards; (4) coercion of sexual activity by threat of punishment; and (5) sexual crimes and misdemeanors. Information from students in postsecondary institutions who have been harassed by faculty, staff, or other employees reveals that few colleges and universities are dealing with the problem and that students are coping privately with harassment. The Council recommends that schools publicly state their policy on the prohibition of sexual harassment, avenues of complaint, and sanctions for incidents, and suggests that the federal government make sexual harassment an act of discrimination under Title IX. (A technical supplement contains appendices and chapters on topics of interest, including a reprint of the "Call for Information.") (NRB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Equal Education, Ethics, Federal Regulation, Females, Feminism, Moral Issues, Postsecondary Education, Sex Discrimination, State of the Art Reviews, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Discipline
National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, 1832 M Street, N.W., Suite 821, Washington, DC 20036
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, Washington, DC.