Sexual Harassment Ombudsperson
The University has designated a Sexual Harassment Ombudsperson to provide information and assistance regarding sexual harassment to the entire University community (students, faculty, and employees). The Ombudsperson is a Notre Dame faculty member or an employee appointed by the President.
The Ombudsperson is available to discuss sexual harassment and the University's policies and procedures generally with inquiring parties. In some situations, with the agreement of the reporting party, the Ombudsperson may attempt to work directly with the parties involved to resolve the matter informally ( see Reporting Harassment, B. Informal Resolution ). However, the Ombudsperson has a duty to ensure that all allegations of sexual harassment that are not resolved informally are reported to the appropriate University Contact Person to initiate the formal report process ( see Reporting Harassment, C. Formal Report Process ). The Ombudsperson will be available to advise and guide reporting parties prior to and throughout the formal report process, and to serve as a liaison between reporting parties and the University representative handling a formal report of harassment.
The current University Ombudsperson is: