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Faculty members who become aware of a student who is
experiencing harassment should offer the appropriate
resources to the student, depending on your institution’s
established policies and procedures on sexual harassment. If
the student feels unsafe at any time, refer him/her to the
police.
The issue of sexual harassment raises potential concerns
covered in Title IX federal legislation, which prohibits
educational institutions from discrimination based on sex.
Review your institution’s policy for handling incidents of
sexual harassment and other discrimination.
Resources:
A listing of resources can be found at The Feminist Majority,
feminist.org/911/harass.html
Written by Alan Mittman, Associate Director of Equity
Programs, Office of Workforce Diversity, Equity and Life
Quality, Cornell University
THE STUDENT WHO HAS EXPERIENCED SEXUAL ASSAULT
National studies from college campuses across the country
report that approximately 20–25 percent of college women
will experience an attempted or completed sexual assault by
the time they graduate from college.