Hendrix College strives to maintain an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where employees treat each other with respect, dignity and courtesy. The College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or national origin.
Further, the College is committed to the maintenance of an atmosphere of civility and respect for all students; individuals who feel that they have been harassed may obtain redress by bringing a complaint, as described below. Complaints about harassment will be responded to promptly and equitably. The right to confidentiality will be respected in both information and formal procedures, insofar as possible. This policy explicitly prohibits retaliation against individuals for bringing complaints of harassment. All employees of Hendrix College are required to successfully complete sexual harassment, as well as Title IX and Campus SaVE Act trainings. This training will be administered within the first 30 days of employment, and on an annual basis thereafter.
We are committed to the diversity of our community and we recognize the worth and dignity of every individual. As an academic institution, we fully support debate and the free exchange of ideas. However, acts or communications which create a hostile educational environment will not be tolerated.
Harassment charges may be applied when actions or communications constitute conduct that is sufficiently severe, pervasive/persistent and patently offensive so that it alters the conditions of education or employment, from both a subjective (the alleged victim's) and an objective (reasonable person's) viewpoint. The determination of whether an environment is "hostile" must be based on all of the circumstanc
s. See the "Gender- Based Misconduct" policy for specific information on sexual harassment.
Offensive conduct may include, but is not limited to, offensive jokes, slurs, gestures, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put- downs, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with work or academic performance.