Reporting Sexual Harassment/Misconduct

Reporting Sexual Harassment/Misconduct

University Report:
Sexual Misconduct by members of the university community should be immediately reported to one of Georgia State University’s Title IX Coordinators as described below:

  • Sexual Misconduct by Students should be reported to the Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students, Suite 300, Student Center, 404-413-1515,
    Incident Report Form
  • Sexual Misconduct by faculty or staff should be reported to the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Administration and Opportunity Development/Diversity Education Planning (ODDEP), 1 Park Place South, Suite 308, 404-413-2567,
    Internal Complaint Process FAQ

Upon receiving a report of sexual misconduct, Title IX Coordinators are responsible for overseeing the university’s response to such reports, and identifying as well as addressing any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports. This would include ensuring that immediate and appropriate steps are taken to investigate or otherwise determine what occurred. When investigations reveal that reported sexual misconduct creates a hostile environment, the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for taking prompt and effective steps which are reasonably calculated to end the sexual misconduct, eliminate the hostile environment, prevent its recurrence and, as appropriate, remedy its effects.

The university will protect confidentiality by not disclosing the complainant’s information to anyone outside the university, except as required by law. Within the university, a complainant’s request for confidentiality must be balanced by the university with its responsibility to provide a safe and non-discriminatory environment for the university community. Where the university cannot take disciplinary action against a student because of a complainant’s insistence upon confidentiality, the university’s response will be limited, but it will pursue other steps where available, to limit the effects of the alleged sexual misconduct and attempt to prevent its recurrence.

Law Enforcement Report*:
Sexual misconduct may be reported to campus or local law enforcement agencies. University officials are available to provide assistance with making such reports, upon request. Reporting to law enforcement is not required.

*Students who are considering filing a University Report or Law Enforcement Report of Sexual Misconduct are encouraged to preserve any evidence of sexual misconduct. Examples of evidence that would assist in an investigation of sexual misconduct include such things as:

  • clothing worn during the incident including undergarments;
  • sheets, bedding, and condoms, if used;
  • list of witnesses with contact information;
  • text messages, call history, social media posts; and
  • picture of injuries.

Responsible Employee Defined
We encourage all employees of the university to avoid making assurances of confidentiality when confronted with disclosures about past or current experiences of sexual misconduct.

All university employees except those listed as a confidential resource (Counseling and Testing Center, Student Health Clinic, and Student Victim Assistance Services) serve as responsible employees who are required to share all reports of sexual misconduct with administrative officials for university review per the instructions below.