JMU Policy 1324:

Discrimination & Harassment Complaint Procedure



Policy 1324 applies if a complaint is brought against a JMU faculty or staff member. 

The following flowcharts provide a detailed overview of the Policy 1324 procedure:

The full text of Policy 1324 can be accessed here.

Please read the flowcharts carefully and click the embedded links for additional information.  The formal complaint process follows a strict timeline.  For example, a formal complaint must be filed within 60 days after the last date of objectional behavior.

 

Applicability of Policy 1324: 

This policy applies when a member of the university community or visitor believes that s/he has been subjected to harassment or discrimination by an employee or affiliate of the university or by a visitor. All acts of discrimination and harassment are covered provided that at least a substantial portion of the alleged wrongful behavior either occurred on university-controlled, university-leased or university-owned property or otherwise had a significant connection to or effect on the activities of the university or the learning or working environment for the complainant.

A person who is no longer a member of the university community or a visitor but who was when at least a substantial portion of the alleged wrongful behavior occurred is eligible to file a complaint. A complaint filed by a complainant who has no further connection with the university or against a respondent who has no further connection with the university may be dismissed by the DEO if the university has no means to take appropriate steps to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence or address its effects.

Any member of the university community who is subjected to abuse or harassment by a student may bring a complaint under the terms of the Student Code of Conduct. See http://www.jmu.edu/judicial/handbook/JudicialPolicies.html

Date of Current Revision: March, 2013