Retaliation as defined by the University means any materially adverse action threatened or taken against a person because an individual has filed, supported or provided information in connection with a complaint of discrimination and/or sexual misconduct, including but not limited to direct and indirect intimidation, threats and harassment.
The university will not permit retaliation against a member of the university community because the individual has made a report or formal complaint, testified, assisted, or participated or refused to participate in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing. Intimidation, threats, or discrimination, including charges against an individual for code of conduct violations that do not involve prohibited conduct, but arise out of the same facts or circumstances as a report or complaint of prohibited conduct, or a report or formal complaint of prohibited conduct constitutes retaliation.
The Office of Equity (OE) can investigate allegations of retaliation in the same way the OE investigates underlying concerns of sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment. A determination of whether an action is materially adverse is made on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about the University's retaliation obligations for each respective policy within the University Policies and Procedures section of our website.