Sexual Misconduct, Including Harassment
Cornell University prohibits its faculty, administrative and academic staff, postdocs, and undergraduate and graduate students from engaging in any form of prohibited discrimination protected-status, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual assault/violence, and expects these individuals to refrain from committing acts of discrimination, bias, or sexual assault/violence within the university’s jurisdiction. Reporting, understanding, and preventing unacceptable behaviors such as harassment is essential to maintaining our caring community.
Prohibited Discrimination, Protected-Status Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Assault and Violence, Policy 6.4
Cornell strongly encourages individuals who have experienced, have knowledge of, or have witnessed gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sexual and related misconduct committed by or against students, staff, or faculty to report the incident immediately to the university.
For sexual and related misconduct—including gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sexual misconduct—report the incident through the following options:
- Contact the university’s Title IX Coordinator or any Deputy Title IX Coordinator by telephone, email, or in person during regular office hours. See contact information for Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX Staff.
- Email email@example.com.
- Submit an incident report online.
- Contact the Cornell University Police Department (CUPD) at 607-255-1111 or 911 for emergency assistance.
Any member of the Cornell community who has experienced sexual harassment, assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking is encouraged to seek out confidential support.
The SHARE website has many resources to help you get support in the event of sexual harassment or assault. For 24/7 confidential consultation with a health care provider or counselor, students may call Cornell Health at 607-255-5155.
Senior Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life