Duke Policies


Harassment of any individual for any reason is not acceptable at Duke University. Harassment is unwelcome verbal or physical conduct that, because of its severity, pervasiveness, and/or persistence, interferes significantly with an individual’s work or education, or adversely affects an individual’s living conditions. (See the “Student Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures” for the definition of and procedures related to sex/gender-based harassment by an undergraduate or graduate student.) The Office for Institutional Equity responds to allegations of harassment in which an accused is not an undergraduate student; see oie.duke.edu/we-can-help/complaints-and-concerns/harassment for the university’s full Harassment Policy.

Last Updated: 09/08/2017 Policy Owner: Office for Institutional Equity