The University response system is designed
to afford complainants and respondents a fair, efficient, and expeditious
resolution process. The process is designed to help persons who need
support as they address these incidents. The University response
system incorporates both informal mediation and formal disciplinary
procedures to address incidents of racial and ethnic harassment.
What You Can Do
If you are involved in an alleged incident of racial
or ethnic harassment, either as a complainant (the person
who is bringing a charge) or as a respondent (the person
who is answering a charge), the University is committed
to respond sensitively and promptly.
various reasons, you may be reluctant to report an incident of racial
or ethnic harassment. But doing so is a service to yourself and to
Office monitors all incidents of alleged racial and ethnic harassment.
Any member of the University community who wishes to file a complaint
of racial or ethnic harassment may do so by contacting the University
Ombuds Officer. There are a variety of options for resolving the
complaint, including informal and formal options. For an informal
resolution, there are many offices in the University that can help
you deal with the issues and questions that arise from such incidents.
Persons in these offices can provide opportunities for you to discuss
issues and ask questions about incidents of racial and ethnic harassment.
These persons are also available to receive reports of incidents
and assist you in filing and responding to complaints, seeking resolution
through informal means, and considering options either as a complainant
or a respondent. These persons are listed below.
a formal resolution of a complaint of racial or ethnic harassment,
the case will be referred to the appropriate University judicial
system. Protocols for pursing these complaints are available through
these offices: the Dean of Student Life, the Dean of the Graduate School, the Dean of the Faculty, the Vice President
for Human Resources, and the Director of Human Resources at the Princeton
Plasma Physics Lab. Racial and ethnic harassment are against University
policy and every effort will be made to identify the alleged harasser(s).
If found responsible through a University judicial process, he or
she will be held responsible by imposing a sanction, which may range
from a Warning to Expulsion or Termination, depending on the severity
of the offense.
against a member of the University community who brings a complaint
of racial or ethnic harassment is a violation of University policy;
the University will make every effort to protect you against retaliation.
Further, the University will maintain the privileged nature of your discussion with the University Ombuds Officer
or Confidential Counselor and provide you privacy in discussing matters
with the Harassment Adviser.