Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy
Policy Number: OED-3
Effective Date: September 2013
Revision Date: January 2015, September 2015, July 2017, August 2020
Responsible Officer: Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer
SUMMARY OF POLICY
Drexel University seeks to foster a safe and healthy environment based on trust and respect. The University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, including discrimination based on sex and gender, and has a zero-tolerance policy concerning any and all forms of sexual harassment and misconduct. The University prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment and misconduct in any form, including, but not limited to, sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual abuse, stalking, intimate partner violence and any form of nonconsensual sexual conduct.
The University encourages any individual who has been affected by sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct to immediately report the incident or incidents giving rise to such concerns. This policy provides several reporting options. For emergencies, the University encourages all individuals to call 911 or the Drexel University Public Safety Department at 215.895.2222.
The University will respond promptly and equitably to all allegations of sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct and will take all appropriate steps to eliminate the harassment or misconduct, prevent its recurrence and address its effects. The University provides supports and resources to students, faculty and professional staff to address concerns related to sexual or gender-based discrimination and has appointed a Title IX Coordinator to coordinate its compliance with Title IX and serve as a resource to Drexel Community members. See the University’s Title IX Resource Page at http://www.drexel.edu/titleix.
The University will provide interim measures to address individual safety and well-being, provide an adequate and reliable investigation, fair adjudicatory and resolution processes, and take remedial and corrective action when it is determined that a violation has occurred. At each of these stages, the University is committed to maintaining fairness for all parties and to balancing the needs and interests of the individuals involved with the safety of the community as a whole.
Retaliation in any form will not be tolerated against an individual who makes a report with the University or participates in an investigation of any such report.
The University adheres to all federal, state and local requirements for intervention, crime reporting and privacy provisions related to sexual misconduct.