E-5 Sexual Harassment of Dental Students (1993)

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 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.
  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.

The American Student Dental Association believes that in addition to requests for sexual favors, sexual harassment also includes leering, intentional touching and patting, salacious gestures and other advances that invite sexual activity, as well as other verbal, physical, and environmental abuses of a sexual nature.