Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education


Working Collectively to Tackle the “Pass the Harasser” Problem

Addressing the issue of institutions hiring people without knowledge of past findings of
responsibility for sexual harassment requires institutions to work together to both share
information about existing employees and to collect information about prospective
employees. In this session the panelists discussed two approaches for addressing this issue, which are
currently being used at their respective institutions.


Moderator: NiCole Buchanan, Action Collaborative Advisory Committee member
• Quinn Williams, University of Wisconsin
• Sheila O’Rourke, University of California, Davis