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Sexual Misconduct

The Fuqua administration is committed to stepping up our role to end sexual misconduct at Fuqua: We are committed to supporting all students who have experienced sexual misconduct. No student should feel alone and every student should have access to the resources and support they need.We are committed to supporting student and community initiatives to end sexual misconduct. It’s on us. The below guide outlines support and reporting for people who have been sexually assaulted or harassed as well as ways to get involved in ending sexual misconduct.

You are not alone

If you have been the victim of sexual assault or harassment, you may be experiencing a range of emotions that make it difficult to know exactly what to do. It is important to know that you are not alone. Help is available and there are people you can talk to that are supportive and non-judgmental. Seeking help and disclosing to someone can be difficult and scary, but it can also be the first step towards healing.

Duke’s role is to empower students to seek the options that will best support them. You will not lose agency by talking to someone. Additionally, you can bring an emotional support person to any conversations/meetings.

For more information and resources available here at Duke, please visit the Duke Student Affairs Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response page.

If I seek help, will my information be kept private? 

At Fuqua and Duke, there is a distinction between confidential and non-confidential resources on campus. 

Confidential Resources refer to an office or its personnel that are not allowed to share your personal information with anyone without your express written consent. All of these resources are prohibited from sharing any personal information without your permission except under extreme circumstances.

Non-confidential resources are still private resources. Non-confidential just means they must report the incident to the Office of Student Conduct. However, they will only share with others who need to know in order to assist you. For example, you can request that your name and personal information not be disclosed.

If you are an international student, and have allegations of any policy violation made against you, you should contact Duke Visa Services for assistance.

Who can I talk to that is a confidential resource if I have been sexually assaulted or harassed? 

If you need to have a confidential conversation, you can have one with the Gender Violence Prevention and Intervention Office at the Women’s Center (GVPI) or CAPS. The email address for GVPI (GVICoordinator@duke.edu) is monitored by licensed clinical social workers and therapists 24/7.

Additionally, if you need to speak to someone after hours, you have two options:

  1. Confidential Option: You can leave a voicemail for the GVI Coordinator (984-569-0592) or send an email to GVICoordinator@duke.edu, and you will be contacted within 24 hours.
  2. Non-Confidential Option: You can reach a Dean on Call (984-287-0300) or the Duke Police (919-684-2444). If you are in an emergency situation, you should call 911.

Additional Information

For more information about Duke’s policies and procedures, please visit Duke’s Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response website