Title IX protects students from several types of harassment based on sex, including stalking. Stalking by an intimate partner can be difficult to recognize and can gradually escalate because attention and affection are often desired qualities in a relationship. The OneLove Foundation highlights how some behaviors can be red flags of stalking, such as contacting you constantly, obtaining details about you before you provide them, monitoring you excessively and showing up unannounced.
NSU's Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy defines stalking as engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress. NSU’s Title IX Office provides resources and support for students and employees who have experienced stalking (regardless of where it may have occurred). In addition to learning about rights and options if you may have experienced stalking, you can also learn about ways to protect your information online.
Stalking is a crime and can be reported to local law enforcement. It is important to recognizing stalking in order to stop it. Learn more from one of these resources:
If you or someone you know believes that they may be a victim of stalking, it can be critical to maintain a log of stalking-related incidents and behavior. Keeping a record of any encounters or incidents will help show a pattern of behavior. Here are two resources that may be helpful for those wishing to keep a record:
Infographics by: The Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center (SPARC)
The Clerk’s Office includes information about how to file a restraining order, information about domestic violence and other legal resources.
24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE (954) 761-1133
Women in Distress of Broward County is a local full-service domestic violence center that offers 24-hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter, counseling and other support to victims of domestic violence (regardless of gender) and their children.