It is illegal and contrary to University policy for any individual to engage, whether directly or indirectly, in retaliatory conduct directed against a person who files a sexual harassment complaint or gives testimony during an investigation of such a complaint.

As used in the above paragraph, “retaliatory conduct” means conduct that adversely and unjustifiably affects another’s terms and conditions of employment, educational experience, or quality of life, and that is motivated by an intent to cause harm because of the targeted individual’s involvement in the filing or investigation of a harassment complaint. Any student or employee who believes that retaliatory actions have been taken against him or her for having filed a complaint or provided testimony in an investigation of sexual harassment may seek redress through the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action.