Employee complaints may focus on issues of harassment. Purdue’s official definition of and policy on harassment is HERE. Another important document is the “Procedures for Resolving Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment,” which defines racial, sexual, and other forms of harassment, and the procedures for how complaints are handled. Coverage extends to all employees and students.
A unique service provided by the College of Liberal Arts is the Sexual Harassment Advisors Network (SHAN), a group of nine faculty and staff members in the college who play an informal role in handling concerns about sexual harassment. Individuals who believe they have been victims of sexual harassment may contact a member of the network who will listen to their concerns and provide information about options available to them. Network members are also available to give presentations on the network and sexual harassment. For additional information, contact Associate Dean Hong, who serves as a liaison between the dean’s office and the network.
The University Policy on Amorous Relationships (III.A.1) went into effect on January 1, 2009. Purdue prohibits an amorous relationship between a student and any Purdue employee who has an educational responsibility for the student. Also prohibited are amorous relationships between supervisors and their subordinates. Violations of the policy will result in disciplinary action. If you have questions about this policy, contact Associate Dean Hong.