On this page, you will find educational information and resources about sexual harassment. You can also read Yale’s official definitions of sexual harassment by visiting the Yale Sexual Misconduct Response & Prevention site. SHARE’s printable brochure on sexual harassment is available for download here.
General Information About Sexual Harassment
- Making conditions of employment, advancement, favorable evaluation/grading, etc. dependent on sexual favors, either explicitly or implicitly.
- Requests for sexual favors.
- Verbal harassment of a sexual nature, including jokes referring to sexual acts or sexual orientation.
- Unwelcome sexual advances.
- Discussing sexual relations/stories/fantasies at work, school, or in other inappropriate places.
- Feeling pressured to engage with someone sexually.
- Exposing oneself or performing sexual acts on oneself.
- Unwanted sexually explicit photos, emails, or text messages.
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
- Hollaback! is an anti-street harassment organization.
- Stop Street Harassment is an organization that encourages bystander behavior and provides supportive resources for preventing street harassment and promoting activism.
- The National Institute of Health’s anti-harassment statement and resource page.
- OCR’s mission is to ensure access to education and promote educational excellence throughout the nation through enforcement of civil rights.
- Lean In-Dealing with Sexual Harassment provides resources for survivors, people who want to stand with them, and workplace settings and organizations.
- The EEOC provides the legal definition of and facts about sexual harassment, statistics, and the code of federal regulations for sexual harassment in the workplace.