University of Northwestern Ohio

Harassment & Sex Harassment

Sexual Harassment Policy Statement

The University provides equal educational opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for admissions and students without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws.

The University is committed to providing an educational environment which offers all students the opportunity for a quality education. To achieve this goal, every individual or group must be respected. Students share responsibility for exhibiting appropriate, polite, civil behavior that will allow every student to learn in a positive environment, both in and out of the classroom. The University is committed to a diverse student body and encourages students to broaden their knowledge and experience by learning from each other.

The University expressly prohibits any acts of racial, sexual, disability-based, or religious harassment, bullying or discrimination and will do everything necessary to maintain a safe, harmonious campus environment.

Who to Contact

Title IX Coordinator for Employees

Geri Morris
Office is located on the first floor of the 1000 building

Title IX Coordinator for Students

Danielle McClure, MRC, PC
Office is located on the first floor of the 13000 building

What is harassment?

Harassing conduct can take many forms. It includes - but is not limited to - the following:

  1. Physical contact: unwelcome or unwanted physical contact, including unwelcome sexual conduct such as touching or other physical advances; and
  2. Verbal conduct:
    • Threats of physical contact or violence, including unwelcome advances or propositions;
    • Demeaning, insulting and intimidating statements;
    • Lewd comments, jokes dealing with sexual, racial, religious or other topics touching on personal characteristics
    • The use of disparaging words that put down groups or classes of people; and
    • Offensive personal references;
  3. Electronic communications
    • Email, text messages, instant messages, telephone calls, Facebook or other on-line postings which constitute prohibited verbal conduct.
    • Creating a fake on-line posting in someone else's name.
  4. Any other conduct directed at another student, or at faculty or staff, because of their race, sex, national origin, religion, disability, pregnancy, age, or veteran/military status.

Harassment is prohibited

Students are prohibited from engaging in harassing conduct directed at other students or at University faculty or staff, or campus visitors. In turn, every member of UNOH's faculty and staff are prohibited from engaging in harassing conduct toward students.

Source: UNOH Student Handbook