The Union Gap School District is committed to a positive and productive educational and working environment free from discrimination, including sexual harassment. This commitment is demonstrated in the beliefs and behaviors that exemplify The Viking Way! The district prohibits sexual harassment of students, employees and others involved in school district activities.

Sexual harassment occurs when:

  1. Submitting to the harasser's sexual demands is a stated or implied condition of obtaining an educational or work opportunity or other benefit;
  2. Submission to or rejection of sexual demands is a factor in an academic, work or other school-related decision affecting an individual; or
  3. Unwelcome sexual or gender-directed conduct or communication interferes with an individual's performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

Sexual harassment can occur adult to student, student to adult, student to student, adult to adult, male to female, female to male, male to male and female to female. The district will take prompt, equitable and remedial action within its authority on reports, complaints and grievances alleging sexual harassment that come to its attention, either formally or informally.

The Union Gap School District has developed policies and procedures to ensure both students and adults can work and learn in an environment free of sexual harassment. For additional details and reporting procedures to ensure sexual harassment is not tolerated in the Union Gap School District please refer to the Policy 5011 and Procedure 5011P.