Individuals who have been subjected to discrimination or harassment based on protected characteristics, any form of sexual misconduct*, and/or related retaliation, have several options for reporting their concern(s). The Office of Equity (OE) is here to provide resources and support, as appropriate, to ensure all involved parties have access to a safe and inclusive working and academic environment. Depending on the nature of the alleged conduct, individuals have the ability to pursue reporting processes either with the university and/or outside of the university.
In support of the University's effort to maximize student, faculty, and staff success with on-campus operations, to the extent possible, the Office of Equity (OE) will be adopting a hybrid staffing schedule. During operating business hours, OE staff will continue to be available primarily remotely (remaining available via phone, email, and video conference). If possible, you are encouraged to schedule an appointment to ensure OE staff availability on your respective campus. Thank you for your understanding.
There are five ways that you can submit a report to the Office of Equity (OE).
Any instance or concern of discrimination or harassment based on a protected characteristic, any form of sexual misconduct, and/or any related retaliation can be reported to the OE.
Absolutely! Our processes and procedures are separate from any law enforcement or other court process i.e. civil law suit or criminal prosecution, that may be related to an incident reported to our office.
Other resources you can work with include the following:
If you would like our assistance connecting you to a resource/process outside of our office, please let us know and we can: (i) provide alternative resources for reporting (including the above mentioned resources and/or other resources related to you concern(s)); (ii) reach out on your behalf to another entity outside the university; and/or (iii) we may be able to set-up a shared meeting to coordinate your reporting to both the university and the outside entity. We know it can be hard to talk about what happened, so we often work together with the outside entities in an attempt to make things easier on you.