Policy Number


Policy Category

Institutional Integrity

Policy Title


Harassment Policy

Lane has a zero tolerance policy regarding all forms of harassment. Any proven harassment will result in immediate and appropriate action to stop the harassment and prevent its recurrence, including employee discipline consistent with collective bargaining agreements, or student sanctions. Remedial action will be designed to stop the harassing behavior. Any remedial action will be in keeping with the educational mission of the college. Whether or not the alleged harassing behavior is sufficiently severe or pervasive to be judged a violation of this policy, the college may take action to address a complainant's concerns and to ensure that Lane, as a workplace and as an academic institution, maintains a respectful environment. All forms of harassment, including student- to -student harassment, are covered by Lane's harassment policies. Incidents of harassment may bring about sanctions up to and including termination of employment or expulsion from the college.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual discrimination in the form of sexual harassment is prohibited. Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal, written, visual or physical sexual conduct that makes the terms or conditions of employment or attendance contingent on the acceptance of unwanted sexual advances that negatively affects employment or educational opportunities, or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for one of the parties.

Harassment Based on Race/Ethnicity, National Origin or Sexual Orientation

Harassment based on race, ethnicity, national origin or sexual orientation is defined as unwelcome verbal, written or physical conduct based on a person's actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin or sexual orientation that unreasonably interferes with an individual's work or academic performance, adversely affects the targeted individual's or others' work or learning opportunities, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

Adopted:   November 9, 1998
Revised:   September 8, 2004
Reviewed: January 14, 2009
Reviewed: January 11, 2012
Revised:   June 11, 2014