Submit a Discrimination or Harassment Complaint to the DOF

Princeton University is committed to maintaining an environment free of all forms of harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct. All members of the Faculty, academic professionals (Professional Librarians, Professional Researchers, Professional Specialists) and non-academic staffs are responsible for helping to insure a community free of such prohibited conduct.

Instructions

Any individual who has information about or believes that he or she might be the victim of a specific act or a pattern of behavior falling within the above definitions of discrimination or harassment carried out by a member of the University community, should discuss the matter with one of the discrimination/harassment resolution facilitators designated in the University’s Nondiscrimination/Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures, or the Title IX Coordinator, if applicable. In addition, any individual having information about such acts or patterns of behavior in a supervisory capacity (i.e., where the alleged perpetrator is someone whom he or she supervises in the sense explained in Section 3 above) is under an affirmative duty as part of University employment to act upon such information by bringing it to the attention of one of these designated administrators. She or he should not under such circumstances try to "handle the matter" on her or his own.

These resolution facilitators, listed below, can provide information, answer questions, and receive complaints (both formal and informal) about discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. They also may refer individuals to resources within the University; in emergencies they will obtain assistance to intervene directly to protect the safety of individuals; in appropriate situations they may themselves seek to resolve conflicts between a complainant and respondent. They also may assist complainants in deciding whether to submit a written complaint, including the option to utilize the University’s electronic complaint form. Note: in some instances the University may be obligated to act without the consent of the complainant.

The following resolution facilitators stand ready to assess concerns, engage in fact-finding, and will seek to resolve the matter at the lowest possible level:

  • For Undergraduate Students: Associate Deans of Undergraduate Students, or Directors of Student Life
  • For Graduate Students: Associate Deans of the Graduate School
  • For Faculty or Academic Professionals: Associate Deans of the Faculty
  • For Human Resources Staff: Senior Human Resources Managers, or Director of Client Services
  • For Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Staff: Director of Human Resources
  • For any concerns involving sex discrimination or sexual misconduct: Title IX Coordinator

If the complainant fails to achieve satisfactory results through this informal means, however, he or she may still initiate a written formal complaint.

 

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