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Preventing Sexual Harassment at UW-W

All employees can help create a healthy campus climate. In part, this means an environment free of illegal harassment, including sexual harassment. Here is what you can expect and what is expected of you as UW-W works toward eliminating sexual harassment:

  1. I have a right to work in an environment free of sexual harassment.
  2. I have a responsibility not to engage in behaviors that constitute sexual harassment.
  3. If I believe I am being sexually harassed, I have the right and responsibility to either communicate this directly to the harasser and/or to an appropriate resource person or complaint channel identified in UW-W's Sexual Harassment Policy.
  4. As a UW-W employee, if I know of any illegal harassment, including sexual harassment, or allegations of such behavior, I should report it to my supervisor and/or the Office of Affirmative Action.

To help you learn about and stay updated on current information on sexual harassment, the University has made available on-line training in preventing sexual harassment. It is available at There are three suggested ways to complete this professional training.

  1. Complete the on-line training yourself.
  2. Complete the on-line training yourself and arrange to discuss it at a department meeting.
  3. Use a campus computer lab to complete the on-line training in small groups or together with others in your department, discussing the information as you proceed. (If you choose this option, a recommended way to proceed is to perform the pre-test as a group; then 20-30 minutes to work individually; discussion as a group; then perform the post-test as a group with discussion.)

For more information on the on-line training opportunity or other questions or concerns, please contact HR&D at extension 1024 or Thank you for your efforts to improve our campus climate.

Additional Sources:

If you want to review other resources on this topic, the library owns 17 videos that include something on sexual harassment. Below is a list of titles, locations and call numbers:

Title: Frasier. Season Ten
Location(s):Browsing DVD, Feature Film, 2nd floor
Call Number: Fra 10
Dr. Frasier Crane is a psychiatrist and radio talk show host who shares an apartment with his retired cop father in Seattle. In this season, Frasier's confrontation with an annoying stock market analyst at KACL results in the entire staff having to attend a sexual harassment seminar. Then Frasier's ex-wife Lilith shows up in Seattle with a plan to have another child-- by Frasier! Roz prepares to train her new replacement at the radio station, while Martin finds himself running for their condominium board's presidency. And just how many times can a couple get married to one another? Niles and Daphne go for a record when everybody wants to be a part of the festivities.

Title: North Country
Location(s):Browsing DVD, Feature Film, 2nd floor
Call Number: Nor
Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will only get worse. A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S. - Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won a landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Title: The Office. Season Two
Location(s):Browsing DVD, Feature Film, 2nd floor
Call Number: Off 2
Documents the exploits of a paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Made up of manager Michael Scott, a deluded boss who cares about the welfare of his employees while trying to put his own spin on company policy. From sexual politics to performance reviews to email espionage, the employees at Dunder-Mifflin are there to get the job done ... or not.
(Episode 2 is titled "Sexual harassment")

Title: Sexual Harassment: Crossing the Line
Location:Browsing VHS, 2nd floor
Call Number: HD6060.3 .S49 2001
This video includes thought-provoking scenarios and asks viewers to decide if each scene depicts a sexual harassment situation.

Title: Hill vs. Thomas
Location:Browsing VHS, 2nd floor
Call Number: KF8745.T48 H55 2000
Archival footage covering the events surrounding the Judiciary Committee and Senate hearings regarding Anita Hill's sexual harassment accusations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, with four CBS News correspondents providing their firsthand insights into the case.

Title: Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Location:Browsing Oversize DVD, Academic, 2nd floor
Call Number: HD6060.3 .P73 2000

Title: School Crimes
Location:Browsing VHS, 2nd floor
Call Number: HV6250.4.S78 S35 2000

Title: War Zone
Location:Browsing VHS, 2nd floor
Call Number: HQ1237.5.U6 W37 1998
Filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West, uses a video camera to demonstrate the gender rules of the street, where access to women's bodies is regarded as a male right.

Title: Oleanna
Location:Browsing VHS, 2nd floor
Call Number: PS3563.A4345 O42 1995
Desperate to pass one of her classes, Carol approaches her professor behind the closed doors of his university office. An incident takes place that causes the young woman to file sexual harassment charges against her professor.

Title: Abortion & Reproductive Issues
Location:Browsing VHS, 2nd floor
Call Number: HQ1426 .W66 1994 pt.13-16

Title: Anita Hill vs. Clarence Thomas: The Untold Story
Location:Browsing VHS, 2nd floor
Call Number: KF8745.T48 A65 1994

Title: The Mosaic Workplace
Location:Browsing VHS, 2nd floor
Call Number: HF5549.5.M5 M67 1993

Title: Sexual Harassment: Serious Business
Location:Browsing VHS, 2nd floor
Call Number: HD6060.3 .S47 1993
Summary: Four job situations are acted out, illustrating different types of sexual harassment and offering effective methods of dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace.

Title: Sex, Power & the Workplace
Location:Browsing VHS, 2nd floor
Call Number: HD6060.3 .S45 1992

Title: Sexual Harassment of Men by Women
Location:Browsing VHS, 2nd floor
Call Number: HD6060.3 .S48 1991 Guide

Title: Sexual Harassment
Location:Browsing VHS, 2nd floor
Call Number: HD6060.3 .S48 1991

Title: All the Wrong Moves
Location:Browsing VHS, 2nd floor
Call Number: HD6060.3 .A66x

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