Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. This may include unsolicited or unwelcome sexual overtures or conduct, harassing, coercive or disruptive behaviors or conduct which creates a hostile or offensive environment. For Mercer University's definition of sexual harassment, please review the Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy.
- Go to a safe place.
- Contact someone who can help you. If you are in immediate danger call Mercer Police, a friend, a supervisor, or your Resident Assistant.
- Seek confidential support. Contact your campus counseling service M-F 8:30am-5:00pm or if after hours, contact Mercer Police to access a counselor on call.
- Develop a safety plan. Contact Mercer Police, the Title IX Coordinator, the Associate Vice President for Human Resources, or the Dean of Students to assist you in developing a plan for your safety.
- Talk with an advocate. Mercer has identified several crisis centers and advocacy organizations in close proximity to each campus that can provide support over the phone or in person.
- Request a protective order, no contact order, or safe housing. Mercer Police, the Title IX Coordinator, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, or the Dean of Students can help explain this process to you.
- Academic Concerns. If you are having trouble attending classes or completing your academic assignments, papers, and/or exams, contact the Title IX Coordinator or Dean of Students.
- Work Related Concerns. If you are working in a hostile environment, contact the Associate Vice President for Human Resources.
- Contact the Title IX Coordinator to learn more about your options and, resources.
- File a report with the Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator, or Mercer Police.
REMEMBER SEUXAL HARASSMENT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. HELP IS AVAILABLE.
Please visit the Who Can I Talk To? page for more information about confidential and private support and resources.