Harassment and Equity Policies

Structures, Adjudication Processes, and Communication Strategies

Topics: Human Resources, Administration and Finance, Risk Management

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Research Questions

  • What types of harassment do institutions include in conduct policies?
  • What is the adjudication process for investigating harassment claims at other institutions?
  • How do administrators educate campus populations on harassment policies?


Canadian institutions seek to incorporate harassment and equity standards into institutional behavioral policies in accordance with provincial human rights legislation. This brief examines how Canadian institutions structure harassment policies. This brief also details discrimination and harassment adjudication processes and strategies for communicating policy expectations to members of the campus community.