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Key information about sexual harassment and violence

Jan 30, 2017

To: Faculty, staff, students

From: Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks

Dear members of the campus community,

Preventing and effectively responding to sexual harassment and sexual violence is a top priority for campus leaders.  It is also an effort that requires the dedicated attention and commitment of all of us.

Prevention is possible. It requires each of us to take responsibility, to create a culture of respect, to intervene safely and appropriately when we see our community standards violated, and to take care of one another during difficult moments. Our campus leadership is working hard to strengthen our prevention efforts and to create a stronger culture of accountability.  We ask that all members of our campus community to join us in this effort. .

As the spring semester gets underway, we encourage each of you to further your understanding of these matters and ensure that you are up to date regarding training requirements and your understanding of campus policies and processes.

On the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination web site we have posted information covering many areas of concern including confidential resources, reporting options, when certain employees have an obligation to report sexual assault and sexual harassment policy violations, information on policies and explanations of terms, etc. Please review this information in its entirety and maintain the link for future reference.