Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policies and Adjudication Processes

Topics: Academic Integrity and Student Conduct, Student Experience, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

  • How do other institutions structure their anti-discrimination and harassment policies for students, faculty, and staff?
  • How do other institutions incorporate Title IX into anti-discrimination and harassment policies?
  • What is the reporting and adjudication process for harassment and anti-discrimination cases, and what roles do key offices and stakeholders play in the judicial process?
  •  How do other institutions articulate anti-discrimination and harassment policies to ensure that students, faculty, and staff are aware of the policies?


In response to the Dear Colleague Letter and in an effort to adhere to Title IX requirements, several institutions have reviewed their anti-discrimination and harassment policies. This brief surveys harassment policies across institutions, how policies are structured to apply to students, faculty, and staff, and the reporting and arbitration processes for harassment incidents.


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