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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment is Illegal and Socially Unacceptable
 
The Hebrew University demands a fair, good, honorable, and respectful academic environment, and will use all means available to eradicate this unacceptable phenomenon.
 
Any student who has been sexually harassed can contact the Ombudsman for Cases of Sexual Harassment, Prof. Esther Shohami, the Dean of Students.
 
Frank Sinatra Building, room 037, Mount Scopus Campus
tel: 588-1833, fax: 581-2738
 
In the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 1998, sexual harassment is defined as one of five kinds of forbidden behavior:
 
  1. Extorting a person to perform an act of a sexual nature.
  2. Indecent acts.
  3. Repeated suggestions of a sexual nature, despite the fact that the recipient of the suggestions made it clear that s/he is not interested. No indication of lack of consent is necessary in cases of:

 

  • Abuse of a position of authority at work.
  • Abuse of relations of authority, dependence, or education, including abuse of the teacher-student relationship.
 
  1. Repeated reference to the sexuality of a person, despite the fact that the person referred to made it clear that s/he is not interested. No indication of lack of consent is necessary in the cases mentioned in point 3.
  2. Ridicule or humiliation of the gender or sexuality (including sexual inclination) of a person, whether the person indicated that s/he was bothered or not.
 
The full set of rules and regulations for the prevention of sexual harassment may be found on the site of the Dean of Students' Office, and in the departmental and faculty offices.
 
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