Policies, Statements and Procedures

Policies

Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct

Posted: August 14, 2020

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Adopted: August 14, 2020
Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Misconduct: Webpage Version |  Printable Version

Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedures: Webpage Version |  Printable Version

Adopted Procedures: August 14, 2020
Complaint Handling Procedures for Discrimination and Harassment Matters Involving a Student as a Respondent: Printable Version

Complaint Handling Procedures Involving a University Faculty and Non-Faculty Staff as a Respondent: Printable Version

Consensual Relationship Policy

Duke’s Policy on Consensual Relationships aims to avoid problems of interest, exploitation, and favoritism that may arise from employee relationships and faculty-student relationships. It also helps ensure that each member of the Duke community is treated with dignity and without regard to any factors that are not relevant to that person’s work.

Full Consensual Relationship Policy

Please note that the section of the Policy on faculty relationships with students has been replaced by Appendix Z of the Faculty Handbook.

Duke University is an institution and community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness and respect for all people.

Our policies and procedures show that we actively value diversity in our workplace and seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone while meeting our regulatory obligations.

 


 

Statements

Nondiscrimination Statement

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining a learning and work community that is free from prohibited discrimination and harassment. The institution prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, employment, or any other institution program or activity. 

Full Nondiscrimination Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Duke prohibits discrimination based on sex. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Duke has designated a director of Title IX compliance in the Office for Institutional Equity as its Title IX coordinator.

Full Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Title IX Statement

Title IX and its implementing regulations prohibit sex discrimination in education programs or activities receiving federal funds. Full Title IX Statement and Further Information document

 


 

Procedures

Adopted: August 14, 2020
Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedures: Webpage Version |  Printable Version

Complaint Handling Procedures for Discrimination and Harassment Matters Involving a Student as a Respondent: Printable Version

Complaint Handling Procedures Involving a University Faculty and Non-Faculty Staff as a Respondent: Printable Version

 


 

Get Support

If you are a faculty or staff member with concerns or questions, you are encouraged to address them as soon as possible by speaking with your manager, supervisor, department chair, or dean. You may also express concerns related to harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and related retaliation to the Office for Institutional Equity at 919-684-8222.

Students are also encouraged to raise concerns or questions related to harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and related retaliation to the Office of Student Affairs at conduct@duke.edu.

Learn more about support resources for students.

Contact Us

Phone: 919-684-8222
Complaints Email: oie-help@duke.edu
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