TAP No. 30 - Affirmative Action, Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity, and Human Relations in the Workplace and Classroom
Complaints and Concerns
The office works with faculty, administrators, staff and students to resolve concerns and offer options and institutional process to any individuals or groups believing they have experienced discrimination.
Report an incident
Consultation and Guidance
The office provides consultation, guidance and support to the University community regarding equal opportunity and nondiscrimination.
Training and Education
The office offers training and education in conjunction with other University offices to work to ensure campus understanding of laws regarding discrimination and equal opportunity.
Current Duquesne students, staff and faculty can learn more about anti-discrimination in DORI.
TAP No. 31 - University Policy on Gender Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct
Quick Reference Defining Sexual Misconduct
- Making implied or overt threats unless sexual favors are granted
- Making suggestive or insulting sounds
- Making jokes, teasing or spreading rumors
- Commenting on sexual orientation
- Remarking about clothing, body, sexual activities, etc.
- Leaving messages in graffiti, in emails, by telephone
- Using foul or hostile language
- Leering or ogling an individual
- Making obscene gestures toward an individual
- Posting pornographic images in view of an individual
- Touching an individual inappropriately - patting, pinching, etc.
- Brushing against an individual's body
- Kissing or hugging an individual when the individual does not want to be kissed or hugged
- Cornering an individual
- Raping or attempting to rape an individual
What to Do if You Experience Sexual Misconduct
Confront the Aggressor
Tell him/her to stop because the behavior is offensive. Depending on the offensive behavior, say things like:
- "That is offensive. Please stop."
- "Staring at me makes me uncomfortable. Please don't do it again."
- "Please call me by my name, not "Babe.'"
Most people will stop inappropriate behavior when it's called to their attention, so act swiftly.
Keep Accurate Records of the Incidents
What happened? Where? When?
Who witnessed the incident?
Talk to a friend, relative, counselor, pastor.
Contact the Director of Anti-discrimination Policy and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator Sean Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412.396.2560.
Current Duquesne students, staff and faculty can learn more about sexual harassment in DORI.
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is completed by the Department of Public Safety to be in compliance with the Pennsylvania College & University Security Information Act (May 26, 1988, P.L. 448, No. 73; and PA Leos. Serv. Act 1994-87) and with the U.S. Student Right to Know & Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542). It is mandated that certain data be published on an annual basis by each institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, relating to the number and per-capita rate of certain types of crimes reported to have occurred at the institution, and the security measures that are in place to reduce the risk of criminal victimization for members of the community. In compliance with these requirements, Duquesne University is pleased to present the information to all students, employees and applicants to the University.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires we show crime statistics by specific geographic categories at each of our campuses.
For any Clery-related inquiries, please contact Michael Sippey in the Department of Public Safety.