Sexual Misconduct / Title IX
Stalking occurs when “any person willfully,
maliciously, and repeatedly follows or harasses another person and/or makes a
credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear for his
or her safety, or the safety of his or her immediate family.” Stalking is a crime.
Some Things Stalkers Do:
- Repeatedly call you, including hang-ups.
- Follow you and show up wherever you are.
- Send unwanted gifts, letters, cards, or
- Damage your home, car, or other property.
- Drive by or hang out at your home, school,
- Threaten to hurt you, your family,
friends, or pets.
- Find out about you by using public records
or on-line search services, going through your garbage, contacting
friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers.
- Use technology, like hidden cameras or
global positioning systems (GPS), to track where you go.
- If you are in immediate danger, call 911
- For information or help call the Stalking Hot Line at (877) 633-0044
- Refrain from meeting the stalker for any
- Trust your instincts. Don’t downplay the
- Tell as many people as you can. Give them
a description of the stalker.
- Develop a safety plan, including things
like changing your routine, arranging a place to stay, and having a friend
or relative go places with you. Also, decide in advance what to do if the
stalker shows up at your home, work, school, or somewhere else.
- Destroy your own discarded mail.
- Keep evidence of the stalking. When the
stalker follows you or contacts you, write down the time, date, and
- Keep emails, phone messages, letters or
notes. Photograph anything of yours the stalker damages and any injuries
the stalker causes. Ask witnesses to write down what they saw. Save these
notes and documents in a place the stalker cannot know about them or find