At the University of Delaware, we strive to create and maintain a campus community where respect and personal safety are valued by everyone and where community members work individually and together to ensure a safe environment. The University has clear policies in place intended to keep the University community free from sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence and domestic violence. This ensures a safe and nondiscriminatory environment that protects the rights of students, faculty, staff, vendors, guests, visitors and volunteers.
We work toward that vision through a number of campus efforts:
- Prevention and awareness programs for students, faculty and staff;
- Educating students, faculty and staff about our resources, policies and processes and bystander intervention methods;
- Providing services that support victims and meet their needs;
- Enforcing campus policies, state and local laws around sexual misconduct; and
- Sending out timely alerts to inform the campus and community about known crimes.
Please note that all University employees, who are not listed as “confidential resources”, must promptly notify the University Title IX Coordinator of any alleged incidents of sexual misconduct they witness or learn of. The employee will report all relevant details about the alleged sexual misconduct known to or shared with them to the University Title IX Coordinator. The employee and the University Title IX Coordinator will not share information about the alleged incident with law enforcement without the consent of the complainant unless the employee has a duty under University police, federal or state law (e.g., mandatory reporting of child abuse). For more information about the responsibility to report, click here.
The Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct
The University of Delaware’s Campus Climate Survey was conducted in spring 2015 to examine the extent of sexual misconduct, particularly sexual assault, and to explore student perceptions of resources and the climate around these issues at the University.
The confidential survey asked students about their experiences with sexual misconduct, perceptions of the University’s response to sexual assault, knowledge and education about sexual misconduct and campus climate.
Read the UDaily article and access the summary of survey findings.