Resources for Employees

Faculty/Staff Who Have Been the Victim of Sexual Misconduct

When a staff member is the victim of sexual misconduct, they will be afforded all of the rights and protections that are guaranteed in our Victim/Survivor Bill of Rights. Support and information on reporting options is available through the Employee Assistance Program, the Office of the Equity and Compliance, the University Police, and University at Albany Human Resources.

Faculty/Staff who Have Received a Report of Sexual Misconduct

As a University employee, you may learn of an incident of sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, or stalking. Your response is very important and may determine whether a victim/survivor chooses to tell anyone else or seek professional assistance.

University Policy requires that you immediately report the information that you have learned to the Title IX Coordinator. Do not initiate your own investigation. Even with the best intentions, doing so may exacerbate a situation or compromise an investigation. When approached by an individual in active disclosure, be sure to:

  • Be clear about your role, your responsibility to report the information shared, and your ability to help.
  • Do not promise confidentiality; rather, be prepared to offer the victim/survivor information about where they can report confidentially, should they prefer to do that. Confidential reporting can be made on campus to the Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence (students only), the University Counseling Center, Health Center staff, and members of Clergy and EAP (employees only)
  • Notify the victim that he or she may request that the University refrain from initiating or conducting an investigation.
  • Inform the victim of their right to file a complaint with both law enforcement and the University, simultaneously.
  • Advise the victim that victim advocacy services, support, and information regarding reporting options are available from the Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence, the Title IX Coordinator, and EAP.
  • Listen, but do not investigate.
  • Promptly notify the Director of Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator of the allegation.

Reports to the Director of Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator can be made as follows:

The Director of Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator is also available to answer any questions that you may have regarding your rights and responsibilities as a University at Albany employee.

Assisting the Accused

Individuals accused of policy violations are afforded the right to due process. Accused individuals may often reach out for guidance, advice, or support. Serving as a resource for people accused of misconduct is a critical way that you can help ensure safety and respect for all parties involved. Resources for the accused include: