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Informal Complaints

If a person reports to a university administrator, department head, or faculty member that she or he has been a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or sexual exploitation but chooses not to file a formal complaint at that time, the complainant will be referred immediately to Tuttleman Counseling Services (215-204-7276) and promptly notified of available support services on and off campus and alternative remedies.

Informal complaints to university personnel will be treated confidentially consistent with applicable legal requirements and safety considerations. Complainants should also consider speaking with the Title IX Coordinator, which can help guide her or him through the appropriate process.

When a complainant does not consent to the disclosure of his or her name or other identifiable information to the alleged perpetrator, the university’s ability to respond to the complaint may be limited.

If you are reporting a crime in progress, or require emergency service, call 1-1234 (215-204-1234) or dial 911 from a phone now.

Temple University recognizes that sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual exploitation may also be considered sexual harassment. A person alleging sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or sexual exploitation may also utilize the complaint and investigatory procedures set forth in the university’s policy against Sexual Harassment (policy number 04.82.01) (PDF, Download of Adobe® Reader® required) in order to remedy any hostile environment. Sexual Harassment complaints will be investigated by the Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance (www.temple.edu/eoc). All conduct proceedings against students, however, will be resolved through the Student Conduct Code (PDF, Download of Adobe® Reader® required).

A victim who wishes to make a complaint through the student conduct process can consult with a victim advocate in Campus Safety Services, the Wellness Resources Center (215-240-8436), the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (215-204-6556), or the Sexual Assault Counseling and Education unit of Tuttleman Counseling Services (215-204-7276) for more information on what to expect in the conduct process and to receive support through that process.