Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University Policy Against Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

Carnegie Mellon is dedicated to the free exchange of ideas and the intellectual development of all members of its community. For this exchange and development to take place freely, the institution fosters a positive learning, working, and living environment that promotes the confidence to work, study, innovate and perform without fear of sexual harassment or sexual assault. This policy is intended to clearly identify violations of this standard, provide resources to deal with their effects, and describe detailed procedures to address complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual assault.  While these principles are clear and straightforward, the detailed procedures set forth in this document are necessary to assure that these matters are handled in a fair, thoughtful and thorough manner, consistent with our dedication to the integrity of our process.

This policy was approved by President's Council on April 11, 2013 and replaces and supersedes the University's Policy against Sexual Harassment and Policy against Sexual Assault, which were first approved in 1981 and 1991, respectively.  This policy includes changes mandated by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) "Dear Colleague Letter" dated April 4, 2011.

This policy should be reviewed in its entirety on-line: