Sexual Harassment & Consent

Sexual Harrasment

What to do if a member feels harassed

If you or another member reports felling harassed, here are the steps you should follow:

  • If you feel safe, ask directly for the behavior to stop.
  • If the behavior does not stop or you do not feel safe, contact the house president or house manager.
  • The house manager will ask for the behavior to cease, and contact the Cooperative Experience Manager (Steve Ross, steve@bsc.coop).

Referral List For Sexual Harassment Complaints

Harassment may be manifested by, but not limited to, actions that are targeted at individuals or groups based on their identity that is disruptive of the work or living environment such as:

  • Repeated stereotyped comments or depictions.
  • Hostility or offensive conduct towards a person or group or group on the basis of race, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or other status protected by state or federal law.
  • Explicit derogatory comments or remarks; Verbal harassment or abuse;
  • Physically threatening behavior.
  • Coercion by threat of punishment.
  • Assault.
  • Retaliation towards complainant or refusal to cease any form of harassment.

BSC Cooperative Experience Manager:

Steve Ross
Phone (510) 848-1936 x313
steve@bsc.coop

Investigates formal sexual harassment complaints in accordance with the sexual harassment policy as a neutral fact-finder for the BSC. Also provides information and referrals.

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response:

svsh.berkeley.edu

UC Berkeley is dedicated to preventing and addressing sexual harassment and sexual violence on campus. We believe in fostering a culture that prioritizes consent and respect, and responds to and supports survivors and their allies. As part of these efforts, we are working to engage all members of the university community to create a healthy and inspiring environment where violence in any form is not tolerated.