Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy

The Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy (PDF) is intended to inform members of the university community, including guests and visitors about sexual harassment, including sexual violence and the procedures they should follow if they encounter or observe it. The university prohibits sexual harassment by any student, staff member, faculty member, and others in the university community; encourages reporting of sexual harassment before it becomes severe or pervasive; identifies persons to whom sexual harassment may be reported; prohibits retaliation against persons who bring sexual harassment complaints; assures confidentiality to the extent possible consistent with the need to address and resolve harassment appropriately; assures  all members of the university community that each complaint of sexual harassment will receive an adequate, reliable, and impartial investigation; and provides for appropriate corrective action.

The ultimate goal is to prevent sexual harassment through education and by developing a sense of community.  If sexual harassment occurs the university will respond firmly and fairly, and in a timely manner. As befits an academic community, the university's approach is to consider problems within an informal framework when appropriate, but to make formal procedures available for use when necessary.

If you have any questions about the university’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy and Procedures please direct them to the university’s Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, who also serves as the university’s Title IX Coordinator, at (202) 994-7440 or via email at [email protected].  You may also contact the university’s Assistant Title IX Coordinators identified in the section entitled “Contacts” in the Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy.

Additional information can be obtained from visiting the university’s Haven website.

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