Responding to Harassment of Students by Students on a University Campus

TitleResponding to Harassment of Students by Students on a University Campus
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate Authorsof Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAcademic Ethics , Diversity , education , Misconduct
AbstractA student comes to the office of the Dean of students complaining about behavior in the residence hall. Ethnic slurs have been written on his door, shaving cream has been spread out over his belongings in the bathroom, and his car has been damaged. The staff seems powerless in the situation as they cannot identify the culprits. The student is both frightened and angry. He feels he knows the persons who are responsible and gives the names of three other hall residents. Further conversations among the Dean, the Hall Director, and the Student Residence Assistants reveal that although they have no hard evidence, they firmly believe the three students identified by the complaining student are involved. Should the Dean take action? If so, what should she do? If not so, then why?
NotesCase from the 1994 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.
URLhttp://ethics.iit.edu/EEL/Dean.pdf
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