What to do if you have been sexually harassed?
- Tell the perpetrator in person or other documented way (in a manner or at a time when it is reasonably certain that such action will not jeopardize the student's personal safety, academic status or professional future) that the behavior is neither humorous nor welcomed and should cease immediately.
- Keep a written record, documenting, as precisely as possible, what happened, when it took place, the names of witnesses, if any, the student's response, and any other information that may be helpful later.
- Seek advice on how to deal with the situation from a supportive and knowledgeable person.
- Report sexual harassment
1. Any University student, employee, or other individual who seeks to report may contact the:
a. Title IX Coordinator:
University of Nebraska Medical Center
2010 Administrative Center
b.University Police or Public Safety for assisting in filing a criminal complaint and preserving physical evidence;
Public Safety/Campus Security
4215 Emile Street
c. Local law enforcement to file a criminal complaint
d. The University of Nebraska hotline is available for online reporting at EthicsPoint or by phone at 1.844.348.9584.
2. Additionally reports may be made to the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of title IX by Visiting OCR Complaint Forms or Calling 1.800.421.3481
- Talk with a confidential advocate who is trained to assist with the emotional impact. Resources can be found in Student's campus resource list and Employee's campus resource list
- Preserve all physical evidence of the harassment.
- Students and Employees who have been sexually assaulted harassed or complainants have access to University assistance in changing academic, living, working and transportation situations after an alleged incident. If the request is made by the student, employee or complainant and if such changes are reasonably available, accommodations to minimize burden on the student or employee.