Harassment: Policies and Procedures

The Policies and Procedures on Sexual and Other Harassment for the University and nonacademic sectors of the institution are intended to increase the awareness of Rush's long-standing commitment to preventing harassment and to focus on the internal resolution of any complaints. Under these policies and procedures, the more familiar category of sexual harassment as well as harassment related to age, ancestry, color, disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, gender, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, or any other category protected by federal or state law is prohibited. The provisions include protections for and prohibit retaliation against an individual making a complaint or supplying information about a complaint. They also incorporate protections for a person who considers himself or herself accused in bad faith. While all administrators and supervisors have responsibility under this document, certain people have been specifically designated to deal with concerns and complaints that might come forward. Inquiries or complaints of harassment from students, residents, or faculty members will be handled through the Office for Equal Opportunity by contacting Beverly B. Huckman, Associate Vice President for Equal Opportunity, at (312) 942-7093, by mail (128 Professional Office Building), or via e-mail at Beverly_B_Huckman@rush.edu. Copies of the Policies and Procedures are available from the Office for Equal Opportunity and are on the Rush Intranet.