What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is unwanted, unwelcome, uninvited behavior of a sexual nature or inappropriate sexual advances or offensive remark about a person’s sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
It is an act, which may be committed physically, verbally, or visually with or without the use of information communication technology.
Sexual harassment may be a demand or request for a sexual favor by a person of authority, influence or moral ascendancy in exchange for appointments, grants, grades or favors, or set as terms and conditions for appointments, grants, grades or favors regardless of whether such act or series of acts are accepted by the offended party.
It may be committed inside UP premises; or outside UP premises in a work, education, research, extension, or related activity.
Sexual harassment under this Code may include, but is not limited to, cases involving abuse of authority or power, ascendancy, influence such as in a teacher-student, senior faculty-junior faculty, health worker-patient or healthcare provider-client relationship; cases involving peer relationship such as faculty-faculty, employee-employee, or non-teaching personnel by students, or cases involving harassment of supervisors by subordinates.
This Code contemplates cases of harassment involving persons of the same or opposite sex, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
Where the act/s of sexual harassment are shown to be organization-related or organization-based, the liability for sexual harassment shall extend to the officers of the organization, who are registered students during the commission of the offense, and the organization itself.
Know where the line is.
Click the image below to download the UP Anti-Sexual Harassment Code.
You may also read the text-only version of the code here.
For more information, visit the Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment website at http://oash.upd.edu.ph.