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Policy, Retaliation & Disciplinary Action


The University of Louisville strives to maintain the campus free of all forms of illegal discrimination as a place of work and study for faculty, staff, and students.

Sexual harassment is unacceptable and unlawful conduct and will not be tolerated in the workplace and the educational environment.

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, or participation in a university-sponsored education program or activity; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such an individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employment or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.

Faculty, staff, students, and administrators must adhere to this anti-harassment policy. The Provost, Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and heads of departments, divisions, and offices are specifically responsible within their particular organizations for publicizing, implementing, and enforcing this policy.


Discrimination in any University employment or academic decision against persons who seek redress under the procedures outlined below is prohibited.

Disciplinary Action

If an individual is shown to have violated the sexual harassment policy, the individual will be subject, depending upon the seriousness of the violation, to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or expulsion from the University.

The Provost, Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and heads of departments, divisions, and offices are required to enforce this policy. Failure to do so constitutes a violation subject to separate disciplinary action.

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