at City College
of San Francisco
Sexual harassment also occurs when such advances, requests, or conduct have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individualís educational or work performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or work environment.
Sexual harassment includes any unwanted sexual attention. This definition includes, but is not limited to, sexually suggestive remarks, looks or gestures, sexual teasing or jokes, sexually demeaning comments, pressure for dates or sex, offering a passing grade for sexual favors, deliberate touching, cornering, pinching, or grabbing, attempts to kiss or fondle, and explicit or implied request for sex in exchange for grades, promotions, or salary increases.
Either men or women can be harassed by members of the same or opposite sex, although most harassment involves men harassing women.
You may also be afraid that you will suffer retaliation if you complain, that people will think you "asked for it," that you are somehow responsible for the harasserís behavior, or that you may be imagining or misreading the personís intentions.
If you are unable to speak directly to the offender, or if the behavior doesnít stopÖ
Seek out allies.
Employees Anna and Bill work alone in a rather confined and small office setting. Bill often looks Anna up and down in an admiring way, focusing especially on her chest. She asks other employees to see if they are having the same problem with Bill and confirms she is not alone. They all decide to talk to their immediate supervisor about the problem.
Contact the Dean of Students.
Josie took Ronís class in the summer. She began waiting for him after every class to talk to him. He felt that her intentions went beyond academic assistance. He told her he didnít feel comfortable with her behavior, which upset her. He went to the Dean of Students to report the problem.
Contact the Title 5/EEO/ADA Compliance Office.
A supervisor asks an employee for a date, and she declines. He asks her again the following week, and she declines again, saying she has to have dinner with her mother. A week later, he asks her out to a movie. After she declines, he casually asks her if she is taking the upcoming promotional exam. She says she is. He says, "Well, in that case, donít you want to reconsider my invitation?" She decides to contact the Title 5/EEO/ADA Compliance Office.
Sexual Harassment can be
Offensive & Illegal
City College is committed to a sexual harassment free campus. The College provides ongoing training for teachers and staff to inform them of the law, CCSF policy, and methods for handling sexual harassment situations and complaints.
Advisors are available to assist students in identifying sexual harassment and taking action against it. Your privacy will be respected.
Telephone for help
Title 5/EEO/ADA Compliance Officer
50 Phelan Ave., B213
San Francisco, CA 94112
Associate Dean Ė Students Advocacy
Rights and Responsibilities
50 Phelan Avenue, Conlan Hall. Room 106
San Francisco, CA 94122
If you wish to deal with an agency outside City College, you may also contact:
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
50 Beale Street, Ste. 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1813
Department of Fair Employment and Housing (state government)
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 7600
San Francisco, CA 94102
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (federal government)
San Francisco District Office
345 Spear Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105