Harassment and Title IX Services

Retaliation for Supervisors and Managers

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from prohibited discrimination and harassment.  Under Duke’s policies, employees are encouraged and have the right to seek support, use available resources, and report concerns.  As such, our policies prohibit retaliation against employees for doing so.  The Office for Institutional Equity offers a 1-hour session using examples and scenarios to help supervisors and managers identify retaliation and understand their responsibilities to avoid and respond to it. 


Identifying and Responding to Sexual Harassment for Supervisors and Managers

Sexual harassment or harassment of any kind is prohibited at Duke. Do you know how to respond to complaints or concerns of employee sexual harassment?  Your obligations under Duke’s policies?  The Office for Institutional Equity is pleased to offer a one hour “open enrollment” educational sessions about the Duke Harassment Policy and your responsibilities as a Duke administrator, supervisor, manager, director or chair. 

In addition to important content, these sessions will utilize case scenarios to facilitate learning focused on the core components of the harassment policy, how to identify sexual harassment, best practices for responding to harassment concerns, reporting requirements, and resources to support you and your department in harassment prevention and compliance. 


OIE created a brand new educational session highlighting human difference and compliance education!

Equity, Inclusion, Belonging or Egregious? Who Do I Call?

Daily workplace interactions and practices can lead to situations involving tension, a sense of inequities or non-compliance with our policies and behavioral expectations. While these situations naturally occur, they can sometimes present challenges.  Moreover, it is not unusual for a set of circumstances to involve several dimensions of conduct warranting a myriad of appropriate responses.  In order to build and enhance skill sets for identifying and responding to such situations, the Office for Institutional Equity has developed a 1.5 hour educational session for Duke administrators, chairs and deans. Important content will be delivered through the use of a case study scenario. Facilitated group discussions with Office for Institutional Equity content experts will be the focal point.  The case study scenario will include core facts that involve potential issues of inclusion, belonging, equity and egregious behaviors. The session will help you identify the components of the various issues and best practices for responding.  Available Duke resources that can help in addressing these matters will also be included in the educational session.

Please contact Sharon Caple (919-684-8353) to schedule a consultation or for more information.