E-5 Sexual Harassment of Dental Students (1993, revised 2021)

Policy Number: E-5

Policy Category: Dental School Admin Policies and Student Government

The American Student Dental Association condemns all forms of sexual harassment of dental students, defined as any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or other verbal, digital, electronic or physical conduct of a sexual nature including, when

  1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a student's continuing enrollment,
  2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a student is used as a basis for decisions affecting that student or
  3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with a student's performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or clinical environment.

If you believe you were the victim of sexual harassment at dental school, ASDA encourages you to report it to your administration through the appropriate channels.

If you believe you were the victim of sexual harassment in the context of an ASDA function, you may report it to the ASDA Executive Director who will determine appropriate redress.