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University Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment

Rutgers' current policy addressing sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, and sexual misconduct applies to all areas of university operations and programs. As part of an internal review and in light of the national practices of our peer institutions, Rutgers is evaluating the university's current policies prohibiting sexual harassment and discrimination to assess the need for policy updates and changes. 

Current Policy Statement

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is committed to fostering an environment that is safe and secure and free from sexual and gender-based discrimination and harassment, sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and other related misconduct. 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. This policy sets forth how the University defines and addresses sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual violence, stalking and relationship violence, and related complaints made against University employees, student employees, and third parties doing business with the University.