All members of the university community are encouraged to take action to support the creation and maintenance of an inclusive working and learning environment. Anyone who experiences, or is aware of, incidents of discrimination or discriminatory harassment is encouraged to report the concern. There are a number of ways to report concerns and get information, support and resources.
If the concern is an emergency, please call 911.
Anyone complaining about discrimination or harassment in violation of university policy should receive a referral to OIE. In addition to providing a referral, a faculty member or supervisory employee who receives information about discrimination or harassment is obliged by University policy to report it to OIE. Recipients may choose whether to utilize a provided referral and contact OIE, but they are under no obligation to do so. Affected individuals may also directly report their concerns to OIE.
The Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy strictly prohibits retaliation against an individual based on reporting a discrimination concern or participation in a resulting investigation.
Contact the Title IX Coordinator
The Title IX Coordinator and deputies are available to answer questions about options, processes, and resources; ensure an appropriate investigation is made; and provide guidance or referrals. The Title IX Coordinator and deputies may contact you in response to the submission of any non-confidential report.
The Process: What Happens When You Report
Preliminary Investigation and Assessment
Upon receiving a report, or being informed about potentially discriminatory conduct, OIE takes the following actions:
- Provides information and resources to impacted individuals
- Makes referrals as appropriate for impacted individuals
- Initiates a preliminary assessment to determine whether the concern is best addressed by OIE; if so,
OIE assesses whether it is appropriate for a formal process or an alternate resolution process
- Provides impacted individuals with options for support and resolution
Each report of discriminatory conduct is evaluated and assessed. Some reports are best resolved by informal processes which may still involve investigation, resolution options, and recommendations.
Informal process may be initiated at the request of an individual, administrator or at the discretion of OIE.
Complaints may be available to address allegations of discriminatory conduct. This option is dependent on the evaluation of factors including the conduct alleged, the impact on an individual, and the date of occurrence.
The process of formal complaint resolution involves the following:
- Formal investigation
- Potential recommendation(s)
An administrative review regarding potential discrimination may occur at the request of an administrator who has concerns that discriminatory conduct may be occurring, with or without information regarding the identity(ies) of the individual(s) who may have engaged in the conduct.