ERIC Number: ED268920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
In Case of Sexual Harassment: A Guide for Women Students. We Hope It Doesn't Happen to You, But If It Does.
Hughes, Jean O.; Sandler, Bernice R.
A guide on sexual harassment for female college students is presented. Sexual harassment is defined as coerced, unethical, and unwanted intimacy. The following topics are covered: who is likely to be harassed, the effects of sexual harassment, the difference between voluntary sexual relationships and sexual harassment, verbal and physical sexual harassment, what victims of sexual harassment should avoid doing, how the victim can get the institution involved if individual action does not work, what female students can do about sexual harassment, formal and informal institutional ways to deal with sexual harassment, things to keep in mind, ways to discourage sexual harassment, actions to take if someone else if being harassed, ways to ensure that the institution is handling sexual harassment fairly, what can be done about sexual harassment as a member of a group, what the law says about sexual harassment, other legal options, problems inherent in dating one's professor, and myths/facts about sexual harassment. Examples of sexual harassment are briefly described. Four categories of students who may be especially vulnerable to sexual harassment are identified: women in nontraditional fields, women in graduate school, minority women, and women who are vulnerable because of youth, inexperience, or unassertiveness. (SW)
Descriptors: College Role, College Students, Females, Guidelines, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Peer Relationship, Sexual Harassment, Student Rights, Teacher Student Relationship
Association of American Colleges, Project on the Status and Education of Women, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 ($2.00, prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.