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Sexual Misconduct Resources For Employees

Stony Brook University prohibits sexual harassment, which consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • submission to such conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual's employment or academic advancement
  • submission to, or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such individuals
  • such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or academic performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, living, or academic environment; and/or
  • physical sexual contact occurs without consent.


Employees may be required to report incidents of sexual harassment and violence to the Office of Equity and Access. Employees may also contact the Office of Equity and Access if they are a victim of sexual harassment or sexual violence. Please click on the following resources:


General Resources

Sexual Violence Confidential Resource and Reporting Options
Sexual Misconduct Incident Report (Online)
Sexual Assault & Violence Response (SAVR) Resources
Stony Brook Campus Safety Information
Address Confidentiality Program

Employee Obligations

What are my obligations to report as a University Employee?

 All University employees, except those designated as "confidential employee", are strongly encouraged to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Office of Equity and Access within 24 hours report has been made, or as soon as possible.

Responsible Employees are REQUIRED to report indicents of sexual miscondcut to the Office of Equity and Access within 24 hours or as soon as possible.  Responsible Employee: any employee who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom a community member could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.   Responsible Employees include: Chairs of Academic Department, Supervisors, Ombudsmen, Quad Directors, Residence Hall Directors, Athletics Coaching Staff, University Recognized Sport Club Coaches, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, Academic Faculty Members, Professional Staff In: Academic Advisement, Career Services, Continuing Education, Financial Aid, Instructional Support, Athletics, Residential Life or Student Activities or Affairs.  

Resident Assistants (RAs), Graduate Assistants, Student Assistants and Student Coaches are also required to report any incidents of sexual misconduct they received or observed when serving in formal capacity.

For more information on reporting and who is required to report please see P106: Sexual Misconduct and Reporting Policy.  

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