Student Mistreatment

The School of Medicine strives for an environment that is respectful of all community members and does not tolerate mistreatment of students. Emory students are protected by two University Policies as stated in the following two paragraphs.

The University Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy (Policy 1.3) is incorporated into this Policy. Per Policy 1.3, Emory encourages anyone who has knowledge of discrimination on campus to report alleged violations of Policy 1.3 to the Director of Equal Opportunity Programs. Emory faculty, administrators and supervisors are required to immediately report any complaints they receive or incidents of discrimination or discriminatory harassment they witness, to their immediate report or to the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs.

Per the Emory University Sexual Misconduct Policy (Policy 8.2) every university employee who is informed about an allegation of sexual misconduct involving any student is required to notify a Title IX Coordinator.

In conjunction with the two University Policies listed above, the School of Medicine Student Mistreatment Policy addresses additional types of behavior that will not be tolerated. Mistreatment of medical students includes, but is not limited to, students:

Being treated in a manner that a reasonable person would find belittling, humiliating insulting or disrespectful under the circumstances

  • Being sexually harassed
  • Being denied opportunities for training or rewards, or receiving lower evaluations or grades based on the basis of any prohibited consideration, including race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran’s status, or any factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law (referred to as “prohibited considerations”).
  • Being maliciously and intentionally left out of communications to the detriment of a student
  • Being subjected to offensive sexist, racist, or ethnically offensive remarks or names
  • Being required to perform inappropriate personal services (i.e. babysitting, shopping)
  • Being threatened with physical harm (e.g. hit, slapped, kicked)

Last Modified: 7/21/2017