Sexual Harassment Policy
The University of Nicosia is a place where administrators, faculty, staff and students should work and learn in an environment which is free from intimidating, offensive and hostile behaviour. The University is responsible to provide each member of the campus with the opportunity to develop intellectually, professionally and socially in a fair and humane environment. Sexual harassment is in direct conflict with such an environment.
All administrators, faculty, staff and students have the right to work in an environment free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment will therefore not be tolerated. Each member of the campus community, whether an administrator, faculty member or student has a responsibility to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment is defined as:
- Unwanted sexual advances
- Unwelcome requests for sexual favours
- Sexually motivated physical conduct or
- Other verbal or physical conduct or communication or a sexual nature where:
- Submission to such conduct is made a term or condition, either explicitly, of obtaining or retaining employment, educational opportunities and other benefits provided by the University;
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting that individual;
- Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational or working environment.
All persons who allege sexual harassment must submit a Sexual Harassment Complaint Form to the Executive Vice President for Administration. All complaints with be investigated, and appropriate action taken, accordingly.