Dealing with harassing phone calls:
The easiest way to deal with harassing phone calls is to simply stay calm and hang up when they occur. The caller usually wants a reaction. Just hanging up will usually stop the calls. Also, don't talk about the calls other than to report the incident. There is a chance that the caller is an acquaintance and may be encouraged by your anxiety.
All complaints regarding telephone harassment are handled through University Police.
To file a harassment complaint, go to University Police, located in the Student Health Center building. Be sure to have the following information:
- The nature of the telephone call(s) (what was said – exact wording may be needed). Save all harassing messages.
- The date and time of the call(s).
- Names of any possible suspects.
- Whether the calls were initiated on campus or off campus (on campus rings once, off campus rings twice) .
- Number shown on your caller ID.
- And your telephone extension and voice-mail box number, along with voice-mail security code.
University Police will investigate the claim and administer appropriate campus judicial or criminal charges depending on the results of the investigation and the severity of the harassment.
For more information, please contact:
Emergency Management Director
Phone: (518) 564-4950
Fax: (518) 564-7986