39.4 Anti-Harassment and Anti-Bullying Policy

The University is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and respectful environment in which all officers, employees, students, and visitors are treated with dignity and respect, in accordance with the Respectful Workplace Policy. The University will not tolerate disrespectful communication, discrimination, harassment, or bullying in any form.


The University will take all disputes and harassment complaints seriously and handle them in confidence. When a dispute or an act of harassment is established, the University will take remedial measures and appropriate corrective actions.


If an OIST officer, employee, student, or exchange visitor feels that he or she is a victim of, or has witnessed, a violation of the Respectful Workplace Policy, or feels that he or she is the victim of sexual, power, academic harassment, or other harassment, that individual should immediately consider taking action to inform the University of the situation.


To report such disputes or incidents of harassment, employees should contact either the confidential external Respectful Workplace and Anti-Harassment hotline (RWAH hotline) [Link:] or the Vice President for Human Resource (VPHR) [Link:].

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