Sexual harassment

Glossary entry:

Sexual harassment [1] is described as a range of actions involving the harassment of a person due to their sex or gender identity. Actions may include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature, sexism, and the creation of a hostile environment. Sexual harassment can involve bullying or coercion, and the harassers often have a certain degree of social or economic power over the victim. 

[1]  More information on sexual harassment at ETH can be found here. ETH also provides an excellent e-learning tool on sexual harassment that all D-ARCH staff and students should follow.


Petra Van Brabandt & Els Silvrants-Barclay

For Parity and Diversity Commission (PDK) & D-ARCH Dean’s Office