Graduate Catalog

Policies and Procedures Relating to Sexual Harassment

Barry University seeks to prevent harassment of its students, employees, and those who seek to join the campus community in any capacity.

Sexual harassment includes sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed toward an employee, student, or applicant, when:

  • Toleration of the conduct is an explicit or implicit term or condition of employment, admission, or academic -evaluation;
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for a personal decision or academic evaluation affecting such individuals; or
  • The conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s work performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment.

The above definition is in line with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s regulations on sexual harassment.

Barry University, its officers and employees are responsible for maintaining a working and learning environment free from sexual harassment. Existing disciplinary and grievance procedures or informal procedures, as appropriate, shall serve as the framework for resolving allegations of sexual harassment. Responsibilities include making widely known the prohibitions against sexual harassment and ensuring the existence of appropriate procedures for dealing with allegations of sexual harassment.

University Title IX Coordinator-Jennifer Boyd-Pugh (; Deputy Coordinator for Students Maria L. Alvarez (; Deputy Coordinator for Athletics-Mike Covone (; Deputy Coordinator for Faculty/Staff-Jasmine Santiago (

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