Complaints against MIT faculty or staff members follow the complaint process and resolution guidelines found in Policies & Procedures, Complaint Resolution Policies and Procedures. A website with guidance on those procedures is here.
Review of Complaint
Upon receipt of notice of any allegation of sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, or stalking committed by an MIT faculty or staff member, a Human Resources Investigator will meet with the Complainant to discuss the allegations; review the complaint resolution process and options for pursuing the matter, including reporting the incident to the police; review MIT’s confidentiality and non-retaliation policies; provide information on available resources for support; and discuss any accommodations that may be appropriate.
Any MIT student, faculty, or employee who believes that he or she was subject to sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, or stalking by an MIT employee is encouraged to resolve the concern through the complaint resolution procedures outlined in Policies and Procedures. MIT tries to address concerns while taking into consideration the interests of all involved – those raising a concern and those against whom the concern is raised, as well as co-workers and others who may be involved.
If the complaint cannot or is not appropriate in the circumstances to be resolved informally, a request for a Formal Review may be filed. Specific provisions are found in Policies and Procedures, Formal Review Process, and guidance, as well as a complaint form, is found here.
Interim Measures Available
After receiving a complaint against a faculty member or other employee, MIT may take interim measures to protect the Complainant and/or the MIT community. This may include putting the Respondent on a paid or unpaid leave or other action to restrict or prevent contact with the Complainant.