Sexual Harassment and Academic FreedomAcademic freedom is broadly defined to include all members of Southern Polytechnic
community - students, faculty, administrators, and all other employees. It is recognized
that academic freedom is not a license for a single group or person to act without
regard for another. Rather, true academic freedom requires an environment in which
no person is intimidated, exploited, or coerced. Sexual harassment, in any of its
many guises, inhibits academic freedom. The University’s policies and procedures for
dealing with sexual harassment have been designed to ensure the academic freedom of
everyone while protecting the rights of all.