Student Web-based Resources on Sexual Harassment

Published: May 12th, 2009

Category: Memos

Dr. Patricia Telles-Irvin, Vice President for Student Affairs

I am pleased to announce that a new web page on sexual harassment has been developed especially for students as part of the Division of Student Affairs web site. It can be accessed at

The purpose is to gain a better understanding of sexual harassment, to prevent it from occurring on campus, and to facilitate reporting an incident which has unfortunately already happened. The webpage includes sections on sexual harassment FAQs, Myths and Facts, Resources and Reporting. It also provides access to an online educational program designed for students on Preventing Sexual Harassment, made available through a collaborative initiative with Human Resource Services.

The Reporting section informs students of the role that University Officials (Faculty, Staff, and designated student employees) have in their obligation to report any knowledge of sexual harassment (including criminal sexual harassment/sexual assault) of students to the appropriate campus agencies. Student resources for confidential consultation are provided along with information about how students can make a formal report.

Claims of sexual harassment are taken seriously; harassing behavior is not tolerated at the University of Florida. Sexual harassment can impact interpersonal relationships, student’s academic performance, and the campus community as a whole. I encourage you to share this valuable resource on sexual harassment with the students, faculty and staff in your area. Together we can create a safer and healthier campus environment where respect prevails and students thrive.

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