When You Receive a Complaint

  • Take every complaint seriously, no matter how frivolous it may seem.
  • Contact the Title IX Compliance Officer for advice.
  • Investigate every complaint immediately and thoroughly.
  • Remain objective and maintain a professional approach.
  • Avoid making judgments without all the facts.
  • Talk to the alleged harasser.
  • Interview anyone who might have witnessed the conduct.
  • Keep the process as confidential as possible.
  • Document every step of the investigation in detail.
  • Take appropriate remedial and/or corrective action.
  • Advise the complaining employee that appropriate action has been taken and that any future incidents should be reported immediately.