Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

Nevada State College is committed to providing an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. All allegations of harassment or discrimination are taken seriously and will be investigated. Faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors to campus are expected to conduct themselves appropriately, and are strongly encouraged to report any perceptions of misconduct to the Director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at 702-992-2320.

NSHE Board of Regents Handbook Title 2, Chapter 6, Section 6.2.5

Sexual Harassment Policy

(a) The Board of Regents deems the sexual harassment of students and employees to be unacceptable and prohibited.

  1. Because of the particularly offensive and degrading nature of sexual harassment, the danger of academic or employment retaliation for accusations of sexual harassment and the difficult and tense academic or employment environment which can result while allegations of sexual harassment are investigated or heard, it is the policy of the Board of Regents that, pending the completion of an investigation and/or disciplinary hearing into the allegations of sexual harassment, and only to the extent deemed necessary by the facts of each case, contacts between the complainant(s) and the person accused of sexual harassment shall be kept to a minimum or eliminated altogether by physical separation, assignment to other duties or classes or placement on administrative leave.
  2. Such action shall be deemed to be without prejudice to any person involved or determination of the truth or falsity of the allegations.
  3. Any such action shall be taken or maintained in such manner as to afford the least possible disruption to the day-to-day activities of the institution but the ease of reassigning students or employee subordinates in place of instructors or supervisors shall not be a factor in taking such action.

(b) An alleged victim of sexual harassment shall have the opportunity to select an independent advisor for assistance, support and advice. The alleged victim shall be advised at the beginning of the complaint process that he or she may select an independent advisor and it shall become the choice of the alleged victim to utilize or not utilize the independent advisor. The independent advisor may be brought into the process at any time at the request of the alleged victim. The institutional affirmative action officer or the administrative officer shall advise the alleged victim of this right. The means and manner by which an independent advisor shall be made available shall be determined by each institution or unit.

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