Make a Referral

Take Action Against Discrimination

The Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy at the University of Arizona prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetic information.

Engage in action to prevent and deter discriminatory conduct and if you become aware of it take action to notify the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE).

How to Make a Referral

Referring students and employees affected by discrimination to OIE is as easy as sending an email to

Referral Tips: The 3 Rs


In person, show empathy and neutrality, provide an OIE brochure and verbally refer the individual to OIE.

Follow up by email, reminding the concerned party that OIE is the University of Arizona campus resource for addressing discriminatory treatment, and provide contact information for OIE: 520-621-9449, and

Attach brochures to the email.


Copy OIE in the same email (which contains a short summary of the concern):

Call OIE if the alleged conduct must be immediately stopped, presents a continuing concern, and/or you are concerned the affected party will not reach out for assistance.


Save all email correspondence regarding the incident. Saving email ensures you have a record of your actions

Need Help Making a Referral?

If you have questions about the referral or would like assistance in drafting a referral email, please contact us by emailing or call us at 520-621-9449.

Your Obligation

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 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.