Don't hesitate to report sexual harassment! Waiting is never the best option.
UT Dallas is committed to the principle that the learning and working environment of our students, employees, and guests will be free from sexual harassment.
The University's policy , applies to administrators and supervisors, regular and temporary faculty members, teaching and research assistants, staff members and students. It applies to actions and behaviors that affect any employee, student or guest of UT Dallas.
The Office of Human Resources (HR) provides leadership in implementing actions in support of the principle of a campus community free from sexual harassment. HR facilitates the training of all new faculty and staff, assists in periodic faculty and staff education, consults with individuals and groups and investigates complaints of sexual harassment.
What to do if you think you may be experiencing sexual harassment:
- Understand your rights. You have a right to an educational or work environment free from bias, intimidation, hostility, or retaliation. Sexual harassment is a violation of University policy and it is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
- Object at the time. Tell the harasser that the behavior is unwelcome. Your response could prevent future harassment from the person, especially if he or she did not realize the behavior was offensive.
- Tell someone. Talk to a trusted friend, colleague, teacher or counselor. Ask for advice and support to help stop the harassment.
- Document what happened. Keep records in a journal. Make note of dates, places, times, witnesses and the nature of the harassment.
- Write an email or letter. An email or letter to the harasser can be an effective way to communicate objections to certain behaviors. It should state: (a) the facts of the situation, (b) the effects the behavior has had on you, and (c) that you want the behavior to stop. (Remember: You do not have to confront the harasser. This is merely an option that is open to you.)
- Report the Problem. We urge you to report any problem you have with sexual harassment. The staff of the UT Dallas offices listed below can assist you by listening, taking your report, and helping you stop the harassment now. Don't wait, take action today.
For more information or assistance, please contact:
Mail Station AD 10
Office of the Dean of Students
Mail Station SSB 46
Galerstein Women's Center
Mail Station SSB 41
Click on the above link to view a list of Employee Relations staff that can assist you.
UT Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University
Last Updated: September 24, 2013