John A. Logan College strongly disapproves of, and does not tolerate, sexual harassment of or by a student at any time. In addition to being against federal and state law, sexual harassment runs counter to the College’s objective of providing an academic atmosphere free of exploitation or intimidation. (For a complete discussion of this matter, see the College’s “Student Guidebook.”)
Definition of Sexual Harassment
For the purpose of this policy, sexual harassment means:
- any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors made by a student of the College to another student on the premises of the College or College-supervised trips, or in settings where the College has a contractual agreement for education, housing, or transportation; or
- any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors made by a representative of the College to a student; or
- any conduct of a sexual nature exhibited by a College student toward another student or College employee in an educational setting, when such conduct has the purpose of substantially interfering with the student’s educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive atmosphere; or
- any conduct of a sexual nature exhibited by a College employee toward a student, when such conduct has the purpose of substantially interfering with the student’s educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive atmosphere, including offensive gender-based comments in the classroom; or
- when a College representative explicitly or implicitly makes the student’s submission to such conduct a term or condition of, or uses the student’s submission to or rejection of such conduct, as a basis for determining any right or benefit accruing to him or her as the result of being a student, including such things as admission, performance, assignments, fees, extra-curricular activities, etc.
Reporting of Sexual Harassment/Corrective Actions
The College will take whatever action is necessary to stop, correct, prevent or discipline behavior that violates this policy. Disciplinary action may include, but is not limited to, oral or written warnings, demotion, transfer, suspension, remedial warning or dismissal for cause.
- Student Referral
Any student who alleges he or she has been discriminated against by any faculty or non-teaching professional staff will be referred to the dean for instruction.
This Referral will be made in writing by the respective faculty or non-teaching professional who heard the complaint directly from the student involved or witnessing the incident.
- Grievance Procedure Regarding Student Behavior
- Any student who believes that she or he has been a victim of illegal discrimination or sexual harassment by a student should contact the vice-president of administration. She or he will weigh the allegation in terms of the nature of the complaint and standards set forth in this document, “Student Guidebook,” and shall attempt to settle the matter.
- Either the aggrieved student or the accused student shall have the right to appeal any decision to the president of the College, in writing, within (10) ten calendar days of the receipt of the vice-president’s decision.
- The president’s decision shall be final and binding, and shall be based upon the record from the previous decision appealed, and not based upon the taking of additional evidence, unless he or she determines that additional evidence is necessary. Unless otherwise agreed upon, or unless the president determines additional evidence is necessary, he/she shall render a decision, in writing, to the parties within thirty (30) calendar days of the receipt of the appeal.
- Grievance Procedure Regarding Employee Behavior
Any student who believes that she or he has been a victim of illegal discrimination or sexual harassment by an employee is encouraged to report such conduct directly to the dean for instruction or an associate/assistant dean will confer with the student in reference to an additional appropriate steps that need to be accomplished in order to alleviate any alleged conduct, and to take appropriate disciplinary action.
If you would like information on Sex Offenders you may visit the Illinois State Police Sex Offender Information site.
Alcohol is prohibited on campus as well as at all sporting events except in specially approved situations.