Take these steps if a student discloses to you that they may have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating or domestic violence, or stalking. For MIT’s policies and definitions, see handbook.mit.edu
- As quickly as possible, let the student know you are a private resource and need to contact the Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office (IDHR).
- Care about the student in front of you. Listen without judgment, avoid questions that imply fault, and offer your support.
- Connect students with resources, including Violence Prevention and Response, MIT Medical, and MIT Police Department.
- Contact IDHR at email@example.com or 617-715-4080.
Share all relevant details that you know with IDHR, including names, dates and locations. IDHR will reach out to the person directly but that person has no obligation to file a formal complaint. If you have questions about your responsibilities with IDHR or would like more information about IDHR, please visit idhr.mit.edu or call 617-715-4080.