Responding to Bystander and Anonymous Sexual Harassment Complaints
Originally posted to our Title IX Insights Blog.
It’s an all-too-common scenario these days: Students report sexual misconduct perpetrated against other, often unnamed students. They post anonymously on Instagram. They hang letters on walls or post complaints on bulletin boards. They hold protests and speak out at board meetings. Often, the allegations are nothing more than vague references to harassment and mishandling of reports by the institution. Our Title IX Decision Tree walks you through various decision steps of the Title IX process, including those related to bystander and anonymous complaints. We also have a free flowchart that addresses responding to bystander and anonymous complaints; email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy. For more on how to respond to bystander and anonymous sexual harassment reports under Title IX, keep reading here.