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Reporting Options

Lehigh University strongly encourages faculty, staff, and students who experience or witness harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or sexual misconduct to promptly report such conduct so that the conduct can be addressed and resources provided.

If you experience or witness harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or sexual misconduct, there are several options available to you.  You are not required to file reports with or contact all of the entities below in order to receive medical and/or academic support and any other support.

You may file a complaint with both the police and the University.  Filing a report with the police is a separate process from pursuing a complaint through the University policies and procedures.

Filing a Report With Law Enforcement:

If you feel unsafe, have experienced or witnessed harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or sexual misconduct, or would like to file a report with the police, please contact:

Lehigh University Police Department
321 E. Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-758-4200

The Lehigh University Police Department ("LUPD") is available 24/7 throughout the year.  If a report is filed, the police will take appropriate steps in response to the report.

Filing a Complaint With the University:

All reports or complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and sexual misconduct should be made by contacting the Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator, Karen Salvemini.  Ms. Salvemini will discuss the situation and possible interim or remedial measures with you, as well as explain the University's policies and procedures and available on and off campus resources.  You are also welcome to ask any questions that you may have regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and sexual misconduct.  Ms. Salvemini can be contacted at:

Karen A. Salvemini, Esq.
Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator / Title IX Coordinator
Alumni Memorial Building
27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-758-3535
eocc@lehigh.edu

In the event that the conduct involves the Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator / Title IX Coordinator, reports by students should be made to:

Interim Dean of Students
Williams Hall, Suite 380
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-758-4156
indos@lehigh.edu

 

In the event that the conduct involves the Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator / Title IX Coordinator, reports by faculty and staff should be made to:

Judy A. Zavalydriga
Director, Employee Relations and Workplace Learning & Performance
428 Brodhead Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-758-3897
jaz308@lehigh.edu

Other Reporting Options

Matters of Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, or Bias:

You may also file a complaint about discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bias by completing the online Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation or Bias Incident Reporting Form at lehigh.edu/go/harassment.  The submission of an anonymous complaint may limit the University's ability to investigate and respond to the complaint.

Matters of Sexual Misconduct:

You may also file a complaint about sexual misconduct simultaneously with both the Lehigh University Police Department and Title IX Coordinator by completing the online Gender Violence Reporting Form at lehigh.edu/go/genderviolencereport.  The submission of an anonymous complaint may limit the University's ability to investigate and respond to the complaint.

Students may also contact the Gender Violence Support Advocates Program ("Advocates"), a network of dedicated and compassionate staff members who are trained to assist survivors of sexual misconduct and gender violence.  They provide initial support and referrals to survivors and are available 24/7 throughout the year.