Sexual Harassment Prevention and Culture Change

Encouraging an Inclusive and Respectful Culture and Climate

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Rutgers is dedicated to reducing and preventing sexual and gender-based harassment and to encouraging an inclusive and respectful culture and climate at the University. Through the Rutgers Committee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Culture Change, the University is addressing these issues in teaching and research relationships involving faculty and students at all levels, including graduate students, postdocs, and residents.

The committee’s recommendations, which aim to strengthen Rutgers’ nationally recognized commitment to preventing sexual misconduct and providing significant resources to survivors of sexual harassment and assault, include creating new policies and providing additional resources to foster an environment free from sexual harassment and gender discrimination for our Rutgers community.


Read the progress update that outlines the work underway on the committee’s recommendations.


Learn about Rutgers policy addressing sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, and sexual misconduct.


Get the report prepared by the Rutgers committee, and read the National Academies’ Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report. The Iceberg of Sexual Harassment infographic, reproduced from the National Academies' report, displays the public consciousness of sexual harassment and specific sexually harassing behaviors.