Tulane employees who experience sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking are encouraged to seek support and report the incident. Tulane recognizes that confidentiality is particularly important to victims of crime and individuals impacted by violence and harassment. Tulane University employees have several options to seek support and/or report an incident of sexual harassment or misconduct. These options fall into three categories: confidential, private, and anonymous.
Confidential: These resources are strictly confidential. Except in rare, extreme circumstances, nothing will be shared without your explicit permission. Exceptions to strict confidentiality are when the provider believes you are a threat to yourself or others. We encourage all victims and survivors to seek counseling to help process their experience, options, and to begin the recovery process.
Private: These conversations are kept as private as possible, but information must be shared with key staff members so that the university can offer resources and accommodations and take action if necessary for reasons of safety. In planning any resource, the wishes of the person are given full consideration.
Anonymous: Anonymous reporting is NOT for emergency situations. Anonymous reporting is an option if you are afraid of being identified as the complainant. However, you should realize that anonymous reports may not receive immediate attention, limit the ability for you to receive feedback or information regarding the outcome, and should include sufficient detail for the appropriate officials to be able to investigate if warranted.