Sexual Harassment, Violence and Nondiscrimination

Statement Regarding Anti-Harassment Policies
A Message from Dr. RogerJ. Ward, the University’s Title IX Coordinator

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Sexual discrimination (which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence) is a destructive practice that goes against the values of the University of Maryland Baltimore, and is not tolerated in any form.  Sexual harassment violates basic human rights as well as state and federal laws.  It is the policy of the University to try to prevent and eliminate sexual harassment within our community.

The University is committed to conducting a prompt and equitable investigation into all reports of sexual harassment. I encourage any student who believes he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment to report all allegations to me through the Office of Accountability and Compliance.

In addition, every student, faculty member, staff member, and administrator is required to become aware of and to support the University’s non-discrimination policies, and to work together to prevent sexual harassment.

Any student found to have engaged in sexual harassment will be promptly disciplined; such discipline may include, if circumstances warrant, suspension or expulsion.  Any University faculty or staff found to have engaged in sexual harassment will be promptly disciplined, and such discipline may include, if circumstances warrant, termination of employment.

Should you have a report of sexual harassment involving a student, any comments or questions about University policies regarding students, or want more information about identifying and preventing sexual misconduct against students, please contact the Office of Accountability and Compliance at 410-706-1850.

As a UMB faculty or staff employee, if you have questions regarding the policies, prevention, and reporting process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity Manager in the Office of Human Resource Services at 410-706-7302.

Thank you for helping to make our campus a harassment-free environment.

Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MPA
Chief Accountability Officer
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Accountability and Compliance
620 W. Lexington Street, Suite 5110
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-706-1850
rward@umaryland.edu

(issued September 19, 2013; revised October 15, 2013)