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What Is Sexual Harassment?

Any conduct in educational and working contexts constitutes sexual harassment when:

  1. explicit or implicit sexual advances or requests for sexual favors are made as a condition of advantage or disadvantage.
  2. submission to or rejection of sexual advances or requests for sexual favors is made a condition of advantage or disadvantage.
  3. sexually offensive language is used repeatedly.

Examples of Sexual Harassment

Direct conduct which constitutes sexual harassment

  • A faculty member seeks sexual relationships with a student in return for the promise of helping her/him find a job.
  • A senior student touches the body of a junior student in extracurricular activities.
  • A staff employee makes a telephone call to his/her colleague to have a sexually offensive talk every night.

Verbal conduct which constitutes sexual harassment

  • To tell lewd jokes.
  • To talk about a person of the opposite sex in a sexually offensive manner.

Sexually harassing behavior should not be tolerated. If you know of the occurrence of sexual harassment, contact a harassment advisor promptly.



Sexual Harassment: A Consultation Guide

  1. Our Policy - Meiji Gakuin Will Not Tolerate Sexual Harassment.
  2. What Is Sexual Harassment?
  3. Consult a Harassment Advisor First.
  4. Procedures of Consultation