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 Harassment) 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 impacts 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, you are provided with links to the updated policies:
- Policy 1.3: Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy,
- Policy 4.62: Standards of Conduct contained in the Emory University Faculty Handbook, and
- Policy 8.2: Sexual Misconduct
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 and Title VII combatting gender-based violence and 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.
Vice Provost and University Title IX Coordinator