Reporting How-To's

This outline provides guidance regarding how to file harassment and discrimination complaints.

Please also see our related FAQs.

Filing a Report


Any student, faculty, or staff member who has experienced discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or retaliation by a faculty or staff member may file a complaint with the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

Any student, faculty, or staff member who has experienced discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or retaliation by a student may contact the Division of Campus Life's Office of Student Conduct to file a report.

The complaint may be made in a written or verbal format. A report should include the following details, when possible:

  • Name, email, telephone number, and division/department of person filing the complaint
  • Name, email, telephone number, and division/department of the person against whom the complaint is being filed
  • Date incident occurred
  • Location of incident
  • Description of incident

All complaints of discrimination or harassment filed in the Office of Equity and Inclusion should be filed as soon after the alleged offending conduct as possible, but in no event more than 180 calendar days after the most recent conduct alleged to constitute discrimination or harassment.

Complaints may be filed with the Office of Equity and Inclusion. You may contact:

The Office of Equity and Inclusion will make every effort to keep the content of your complaint confidential.

To ensure fairness, the respondent (the person against whom the complaint is filed) must be informed of the allegations against him or her so that he or she may properly respond. Similarly, any witnesses identified during the course of the investigation may become aware of the nature of your complaint.

Nevertheless, the Office of Equity and Inclusion informs all individuals participating in investigations of the importance of confidentiality to the integrity of any and all investigations.