Office of Institutional Equity 

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Office of Institutional Equity 

If a student discloses that they have experienced discrimination or harassment, you must refer them to the Office of Institutional Equity. The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) reviews concerns related to discrimination and harassment based on age, color, gender, gender identity, disability status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status and weight under the University's Anti-Discrimination Policy (ADP) and concerns of sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct under the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct and Title IX (RVSM) Policy.  

A student can file a report here.  


Confidential reporting for students

There are a number of resources on campus that can provide a confidential space where students can explore their options, talk about what happened, and obtain support services. Individuals often find it difficult to speak about what happened. Talking with someone once, or receiving ongoing support, can aid in recovery and assist with safety planning. If students access these services, they will be directed to other needed resources.  These private and confidential resources are available at no cost. These services are not required to report incidents to the Office of Institutional Equity or campus police.  

A student can access confidential resources here.


Mandatory reporting for faculty and staff

All University “responsible employees” and volunteers who are not otherwise exempted by this policy and/or applicable law must promptly report incidents of relationship violence, sexual misconduct, stalking, and retaliation that they observe or learn about in their professional capacity or in the context of their work and that involve a member of the University community or which occurred at a University-sponsored event or on University property. Please review the University Reporting Protocol.


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