Harassment Policy - Complaint Procedure

Complaint Procedure

It is the shared obligation of all employees to report any and all incidents of suspected harassment to the University management. Any employee who believes he or she has been subjected to unlawful harassment or believes he/she has witnessed one or more incidents of unlawful harassment should immediately report the incident(s) to his or her supervisor, or alternatively, to his or her Department Chair, Division Dean, Area Vice President, the Provost, or the Director of Human Resources.

If the employee feels that any one of these individuals is involved in the alleged harassment in any way, or believes that for some other reason anyone of these individuals cannot be approached, then the employee should report his or her claim to any of the other individuals listed.

The University encourages reporting of such acts as they happen. All reports of unlawful harassment will be investigated promptly. Supervisors who fail to effectuate this policy or fail to investigate conduct of allegations of the type, which are prohibited by this policy, will be subject to disciplinary action.

The University will promptly investigate all reported harassment claims. The investigation may include, but is not limited to, an interview of the employee lodging the complaint and the alleged harasser and any witnesses involved. In all cases, the employee who reports unlawful harassment will be advised of the results of the investigation. To the greatest extent possible, the University will attempt to maintain the confidentiality of any harassment investigation. The University will take reasonable measures to keep the reporting and investigation of harassment claims as confidential as possible under the circumstances.

If an employee believes that a reported harassment incident is not being timely or adequately addressed, the employee should bring his/her concerns to the attention of the President.