Annual compliance letter to the community

Fall 2017

Dear Members of the Emory Community,

As fall semester is fully underway, I write to ask you to focus your attention on Title VII (Harassment and Discrimination) and Title IX (Sexual Misconduct) and to take an active role in the essential work of creating and maintaining a campus free of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. The prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses nationally is deeply troubling, but also the frequency of incidents on our own campus here at Emory. Sexual assault at Emory affects the entire community and can undermine the core values we set so highly for ourselves. We need each person in this community to understand the impact and to take responsibility for caring for our community by knowing what conduct is prohibited and where to turn for help and support.

In this correspondence, links with updated policies are:

These documents provide important information for everyone in the community related to Discrimination and Harassment and Title IX, as well as Emory University Title IX Reporting Guidelines for faculty, staff, and students. Also, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

As you peruse the Office of Equity and Inclusion's website for more information, please review the university's Sexual Misconduct Resources. It is important that you review these documents and fully understand your role and Emory University's policies related to Title IX (Sexual Misconduct) and Title VII (Discrimination and Harassment). If you have not yet participated in the university-wide Title IX Training, please do so as soon as possible.

Title IX (Sexual Misconduct) and Title VII (Discrimination and Harassment) are two of Emory University's top priorities. We are all responsible for building a community comprised of members who are respectful of one another and that is absent of sexual assault and discriminatory harassment. It is up to us to create a safe and inclusive Emory.

Best regards,

Lynell Cadray
Vice Provost
Office of Equity and Inclusion

Emory University is an EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity and diversity. Emory University welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, members of sexual minority groups and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.