Preventing and Addressing Sexual and Other Misconduct

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WHOI Resources Available for All Students and Postdocs

Primary Resources

Seeking Info & SupportObtaining CounselingSeeking Informal Remedies*Bringing a Formal Complaint*Confidentiality
Level*
Academic Programs Office Personnel  (incl. Dean, Associate Dean, Student Affairs Officer, Others)
508-289-2200

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Mostly confidential. APO must report to WHOI Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer
WHOI Ethics Hotline
www.whoi.ethicspoint.com
866-868-0920

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(provides advice and assistance)

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Mostly Confidential, must report nature of  incident to WHOI EEO Officer
WHOI Security 508-548-1401 or dial "0" Emergency Number:
x2911 or (508) 289-2911

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      Will report to WHOI administration. Will contact Falmouth police if assault or other serious misconduct.
Falmouth Police *
Emergency 911
General (508) 457-2527
EEO Officer/Title IX Coordinator
eeo@whoi.edu
(508) 289-2705

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Mostly Confidential

 

*Seeking Informal Remedies

Examples of informal remedies include: shielding a student from ongoing contact with an individual; taking that individual out of a class or issuing an administrative no-contact order; assigning an individual to a different lab or other clinical setting; asking an administrative authority to speak to the individual to express serious concern about a behavior; reminding the individual of policies and definitions relating to sexual misconduct; offering counseling targeted to addressing sexual aggression; and reorganizing housing assignments so that students can feel safer. Informal remedies do not preclude formal discipline.

*Bringing a Formal Complaint

Bringing a formal complaint will lead to an investigation and a hearing (in most cases), and can result in punitive outcomes. Filing a complaint is often the best way to seek protection from future harm. The student bringing the complaint retains considerable control, although not total, as the process unfolds.

*Confidentiality Level

MOSTLY CONFIDENTIAL These conversations are kept as confidential as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators and a Title IX coordinator so that the Institution can take action if necessary for reasons of safety. In planning any response, the wishes of the person are given full consideration.

FALMOUTH POLICE: REPORTS ARE CONFIDENTIAL ACCORDING TO STATE LAW Exploratory conversations are confidential. Police reports, with identifying information redacted, may be available to the public upon request.

Source:
Yale University. (n.d.). Sexual Misconduct Response at Yale. Retrieved from http://smr.yale.edu/ on September 25, 2014. Permission to use web content granted by Stephanie S. Spangler, M.D., Deputy Provost for Health Affairs and Academic Integrity, Yale University.