Fairfield University is committed to providing an environment free from sexual harassment. If you have a concern about your interactions with a member of the University community, call Terry Quell, Title IX Sexual Harassment Coordinator at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2704 for more information and assistance about filing a complaint.
Definition of Sexual Harassment
According to guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights and the Equal Employment Commission, the following behavior constitutes sexual harassment:
- Submission to sexual advances is a condition of your employment or education;
- Acceptance or rejection of these advances or comments affects your job status, your grades, or your professional advancement; or
- Unwelcome sexual advances or comments interfere with your work or study.
Levels of Sexual Harassment
- Gender Harassment: Generalized sexist remarks and behavior which convey insulting, degrading, or sexist attitudes.
- Seductive Behavior: Unwanted, inappropriate, and offensive physical or verbal sexual advances.
- Sexual Bribery: Solicitation of sexual activity or other sex-linked behavior by promise of reward.
- Sexual Coercion: Coercion of sexual activity or other sex-linked behavior by threat of punishment.
- Sexual Assault: Assault or rape.
For more information or to make a complaint of sexual harrassment:
Contact Terry Quell, Title IX Coordinator, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2146