What Can You Do?

Foot bridge that spans the UC Davis Arboretum Waterway

Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis

If you feel that you may be experiencing sexual harassment:

  • Don't blame yourself. You have not asked for this attention.
  • Get personal support. Don't let feelings of self-doubt or confusion stop you from seeking help or speaking out. Consider talking to any of the resources listed under Who can help?
  • Act quickly. The behavior will not go away. Often the behavior escalates rather than diminishes. Also, some options for remedy expire after thirty days.
  • Keep a record. Note dates, places, times and witnesses, as well as the nature of the harassment.
  • Consider writing a letter to the person who's harassed or offended you.
  • Learn your rights and resources. Call any of the resources listed under Who can help?
  • Consider making a report of sexual harassment.

If you are concerned about being accused of sexual harassment:

  • Examine your own behavior: Could it be interpreted as sexual harassment, even if that's not your intent?
  • Ask yourself how you would feel if someone acted this way toward your significant other, son or daughter.
  • Learn your rights and resources. Call any of the resources listed under Who can help? for assistance.