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Gallaudet University and the Clerc Center, hereinafter referred to as “the Institution” are committed to providing a workplace and environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, free from sexual harassment and retaliation. To ensure compliance with federal and D.C. civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational program or activity, the Institution has developed internal policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for those involved in an allegation of sexual harassment or retaliation. Gallaudet values and upholds the equal dignity of all members of its community and strives to respect the rights of the parties in the grievance process during what is often a difficult time for all those involved.

This policy is intended to guide University and the Clerc Center community members that may have observed, become aware of, or experienced sexual harassment. Gallaudet strictly prohibits retaliatory discrimination or harassment against any person(s) for reporting an incident of sexual harassment or for participating, or refusing to participate, in any manner, in procedures to redress complaints related to a report of sexual harassment.

 This policy pertains to acts of prohibited conduct committed by or against Gallaudet or the Clerc Center community members on University property (i.e., on campus) or other property owned by the University, or at Gallaudet University or the Clerc Center sanctioned events or programs that take place off campus or occurring in the context of a University employment or education program or activity, including, but not limited to, University-sponsored study abroad, research, or internship programs; when Clerc Center students are under the care of the Clerc Center; and/or online and social media conduct that may affect the educational experience. 

All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates respect for the rights of others. Creating a safe and non-discriminatory educational environment is the responsibility of all members of the campus community.  Every member of the campus community also has a responsibility to become familiar with the Gallaudet University and the Clerc Center Sexual Harassment Policy.

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