If Someone Reports Sexual Harassment To You - What You Should Do

If sexual harassment is reported to you:

  • take it seriously. 
  • write down specifically what is reported.  Write down as much information as possible.
  • report it immediately.  Each day you let go by without reporting it puts the individual's safety at risk, and the university at legal and financial risk. 
  • do not try to conduct your own investigation.
  • take the complaint to Equal Opportunity, Human Resources or the Dean of Students office.


Individuals who are supervisors/managers are legally responsible to report sexual harassment.  You and your employer can be held legally liable if you know of harassment and do nothing to correct or stop it.