Sexual Harassment

You should be able to feel comfortable in your place of work or learning. If you are being sexually harassed, you can report it to a confidential resource, the NIU Title IX Coordinator or NIU Police and Public Safety.

Sexual harassment is unwelcome, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature (such as sexual advances or requests for sexual favors) sufficiently serious that it unreasonably interferes with or limits a person's ability to participate in or benefit from the University's educational programs, activities, and/or employment.'

Sexual harassment may be based on a power differential, the creation of a hostile environment (reasonably severe conduct that is sufficiently pervasive to have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with work or educational performance, or creating an  intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational environment), or retaliation.

Talk to someone about sexual harassment or file a Title IX complaint.

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