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Policy Against Sexual Harassment

WEB RESOURCESexual Misconduct policy

The university policy against sexual harassment is designed to protect all members of the university community. It applies to relationships among peers, superior/subordinate relationships, and to vendors  and third parties, such as visitors participating in university sponsored events. It also applies to all individuals regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.

Harassment on the basis of sex is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Indiana Civil Rights Act. Indiana University does not tolerate sexual harassment, including sexual violence, of its faculty, staff, or students. Individuals who believe they are victims of sexual harassment, and those who believe they have observed sexual harassment, should report such incidents promptly.

Reporting Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment can be reported to the Title IX Coordinator, a supervisor (if appropriate), dean, chair or department head; a Deputy Title IX Coordinator or the campus Human Resources office. See stopsexualviolence.iu.edu/employee/title-ix.html for a list of Deputy Title IX Coordinators on each campus.

Any administrator, supervisor, manager, faculty member or instructor, who is aware of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and condones it, by action or inaction, is subject to disciplinary action.

Faculty, staff and students have a right to raise the issue of sexual harassment. Further harassment against or retaliation against complainants or others who participate in the investigation of a complaint will not be tolerated.

Violations of IU’s policy on sexual harassment will be based on the preponderance of the evidence standard and result in corrective action, up to and including discharge or expulsion of the offender and will reflect the severity and persistence of the harassment, as well as the effectiveness of previous remedial action.

Responding to a Report of Sexual Misconduct

WEB RESOURCE Employee Guides for Responding to Sexual Misconduct (PDF)

The University requires all employees to be familiar with how to respond if approached about an incident of sexual violence. All IU campuses have the same policies for the reporting and adjudication of sexual violence cases, and each campus has its own guide with specific reporting information.

The University's efforts to prevent and respond to all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, and to promote the safety and well-being of our students is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendment Acts of 1972, which prohibits all forms of sexual harassment including rape and sexual assault.

The Stop Sexual Violence web site compiles information on safety and bystander training, university policies and legal guidelines, procedures for reporting an incident, and campus-specific programs and resources.





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Page updated: August 2015
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Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

The Annual Security Reports, containing policy statements and crime statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available through Public Safety and the IU Police Department web sites at protect.iu.edu/police-safety/annual-reports/index.html. A paper copy will be provided upon request from Public Safety at .