Student Handbook

Harassment Policy

Strayer University strictly prohibits harassment of students, faculty, or staff, including sexual harassment and harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, disability, or any other protected status. Sexual harassment of a student is defined as unwelcome sexual advances; requests for sexual favors; or other physical conduct, verbal, non-verbal, or written communication of a sexual nature when the conduct of such is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it denies or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the education program or that it creates a hostile or abusive educational environment.

Harassment violates Strayer University policy as well as state and federal law. Any incidents of harassment should be reported to the Office of Student Affairs so that prompt and effective actions can be taken. Students may contact the office by email at, by phone at (877)-261-6908 or send mail to P.O. Box 710927, Herndon, VA 20171. Allegations of harassment will be investigated thoroughly and expeditiously, and appropriate corrective actions will be taken, which may include discipline or expulsion of the harassing party. (Refer to Code of Student Conduct, Disciplinary Procedures (Non-Academic), and Grievance Procedures (Non-Academic).)

It is unlawful to retaliate in any way against any person who has expressed concern or made any complaint regarding harassment or discrimination, and Strayer University will not retaliate against any person who expresses concern or files a complaint alleging harassment or discrimination.