#4124
sarahlawton
Participant

The university where I work does have a formal process for registering complaints of sexual harassment, which starts with going to the Ombudsperson for Diversity or the university’s Diversity and Inclusion Officer. After this initial report, the complaint will make its way through a process involving the school’s Ethics Committee, and the protocol has laid out stipulations for what to do if the complaint is against the Ombudsperson or someone on the Ethics Committee. These multiple options for reporting and stipulations for if the complaint is against a member of any of the relevant bodies should all be an important part of any sexual harassment policy I assume.

However, I wonder if my university did an audit like what CEU did what it would find. I feel that some of the changes that CEU instituted (i.e. an online system for filing complaints, the ability to file an anonymous complaint, etc.) could help make the system more transparent for students and staff alike.