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Respond to Allegations

Overview

Appropriate and prompt responses to reports of harassment, including application of due diligence in conducting investigations, are critical components of an effective system to deter and manage incidences of harassment that do occur.

Example Materials that Include Organizational Response

Penn State University
Recognizing and Responding to Sexual Harassment Complaints

Seton Hall University
Guidelines for Responding to Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

University of California San Diego
Complaint Resolution Flow Chart

James Cook University
Effectively Responding to Sexual Assault at James Cook University

Universities UK
Portal to universities incentives to tackle harassment

University of the Sunshine Coast- Australia
Action plan to tackle harassment

Research

Cantalupo NC and Kidder WC. 2018. A Systematic Look at a Serial Problem: Sexual Harassment of Students by University Faculty. Utah Law Review. Spring 2018 forthcoming.

Cantalupo NC. 2012. Decriminalizing Campus Institutional Responses to Peer Sexual Violence. Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 38, p. 483.

Feedback

NSF welcomes feedback on this portal as well as suggestions for other promising practices. Our goal is to facilitate sharing of information so that all may benefit. To submit feedback and suggestions regarding promising practices, please visit NSF's Harassment Portal Feedback Form. Submissions will be considered and adopted where appropriate.