Reporting How-To’s


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


Filing a Report

Who Can Do It?

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 Department 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.

What Should a Complaint Include?

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 the 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

When Should a Complaint Be Filed?

All complaints of discrimination or harassment filed in the Department 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.

Where Should I Send the Complaint?

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

  • Maurice Middleton | Senior Director, Department of Equity and Inclusion
  • Carol Henderson | Chief Diversity Officer, Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Confidentiality Aspects

The Department 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 them so that they may properly respond. Similarly, any witnesses identified during the course of the investigation may become aware of the nature of your complaint.

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