Help and Support

Rutgers promotes an environment that is safe and secure and free from sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination. The university recognizes its responsibility to increase awareness of such misconduct, prevent its occurrence, support victims, deal fairly and firmly with alleged offenders, and diligently investigate reports of misconduct.  In addressing these issues, all members of the university must come together to respect and care for one another in a manner consistent with our deeply held academic and community values.

In order to carry out that commitment, Rutgers has a variety of offices, policies, and procedures dedicated to dealing with sexual harassment of our students, faculty, and staff.​

Support for Students (includes graduate and medical students, post-docs, and residents)

Confidential advisers on sexual and gender-based harassment are available at the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance on each campus.

Non-confidential assistance for all students is also available from their respective campus Title IX Coordinator. These coordinators assist the Rutgers community with understanding reporting options for sexual and relationship misconduct, as well as determining appropriate steps following a report/disclosure. Coordinators are trained staff members who follow complaint and investigation procedures, answer questions about relevant policies, and ensure the university is addressing sexual and domestic/relationship violence issues on campus.

Additionally, graduate and post-baccalaureate students may also seek non-confidential assistance from their respective graduate and professional schools. Each school has designated a contact person to assist graduate students who may have issues/difficulties with a faculty or staff member.

Support for Faculty and Staff

The Office of Employment Equity (OEE) is a University-wide office that supports Rutgers' commitment to preventing discrimination and harassment, as well as advancing equal opportunity in employment.  Informed by University Policies, federal and state law, and best practices, OEE ensures that reports of sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination [PDF]

are investigated in a fair and unbiased manner.  The Office further strives to effectively stop problem behavior and prevent its recurrence. Specifically, OEE:

  • Provides a central place to report incidents of alleged misconduct by faculty and staff
  • Works with Complainants to explain all options for resolution so they can make a well-informed decision as to how to proceed
  • Provides referrals to individuals for campus and community support resources and services
  • Works with deans, department chairs, supervisors, and managers as they navigate situations involving potential sexual harassment and sexual misconduct by their reports
  • Keeps records of complaints and allegations to ensure patterns are identified and addressed
  • Facilitates online harassment training and provides in-person sessions for faculty and staff 

Any student, faculty, or staff member who believes that he or she has been the victim of sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct, is encouraged to contact:

Lisa Grosskreutz
Director, Office of Employment Equity, and Title IX Coordinator
57 US Highway 1, ASB II, Cook Campus
Tel: 848-932-3980

University employees may also submit complaints or request a consultation online at 

Resource for Faculty and Staff Supporting Students