Also refer to Amarillo College Board Policy Manual
DH - Employee Standards of Conduct
Sexual Harassment 


Sexual harassment is illegal under both state and federal laws, and it is the policy of Amarillo College to prevent sexual harassment of students, employees, and anyone who seeks to join the campus community in any capacity.

VIOLATION: Any students or employee who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary actions, which can result in immediate termination of employment or studies; in some cases, sexual harassment may be susceptible to prosecution under criminal law.

BEHAVIOR: Sexual harassment includes such behavior as sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed toward an employee, student, or job applicant, particularly when one or more of the following circumstances are present.

  1. Submission to such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term of condition of an individual's employment or education.
  2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for academic or employment decision affecting that individual.
  3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's academic or professional performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment or educational environment.

PROCEDURES: The College is responsible for disseminating this statement on policy and for informing students, employees, and applicants of procedures for lodging complaints.

  1. Any employee or applicant having a complaint of sexual harassment should contact the Affirmative Action Officer in the Personnel Office.
  2. A student who has a complaint of sexual harassment should notify the Affirmative Action Officer or the Dean of Student Services.


Approved: August 20, 1991