You experienced sexual harassment
In most situations, what happens after an incident of sexual harassment is your choice. You have a sense of the level of danger/distress that you feel and this often determines whether and how you seek support or take action. You can choose to report it to the University (if the incident is connected to the University in any way), take action yourself, or to do nothing for the moment.
Your safety and well-being is of critical importance. The following recommendations are in place if you wish to seek support or take action:
The most important thing is to talk with someone and be supported in whatever your next steps are to be.
Reporting to the University
We have no tolerance for sexual harassment. If the incident is in any way connected to the University you are strongly encouraged to report it to Equity and Equal Opportunity (students and staff). The staff can assist you by providing:
- A confidential point of contact to facilitate access to support services
- Understand University incident reporting and complaint processes
- Make a record of incidents (formal and informal)
- Explain what happens next, and
- Facilitate personal safety plans and contact with University security.
Equity and Equal Opportunity can assist you by providing a confidential point-of-contact to facilitate access to support services, understand University incident reporting and complaint processes, make a record of incidents (formal and informal), explain what happens next, and facilitate personal safety plans and contact with University security if relevant.
What happens next
This depends on the unique circumstances of the incident and the actions that you have taken and want to take. The University is committed to ensuring that you are supported and communicated with appropriately, that action is taken (in line with your wishes), and that you are kept safe.