Discrimination Grievance Procedures
Frequently Asked Questions:
In general, the questions below represent the most frequently requested information:Click the arrow for more information
Question 1: What should a person do if they believe that they have experienced harassment or discrimination which violates the university's non-discrimination statement?
Question 2: What should a person do if they witness or learn about an incident that may be considered harassment or discrimination?
Question 3: Where can I find information on how to write out my account of what occurred to file an official complaint?
Question 4: How long do I have to file a grievance based on alleged discrimination?
Question 5: What if I am not sure if what has happened to me is really discrimination?
Call the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) to assist you in making your determination, and field questions about the grievance procedures/process. Generally speaking, the grievance procedures are to address allegations of discrimination based on the institution's non-discrimination statement.
Question 6: What if I don't want to file a complaint, but just want the behavior to stop. What do I do?
Question 7: How do I obtain a copy of the grievance procedures to address allegations of discrimination?
Question 8: What resources are available to me?
Members of the University community whom have been hurt by sexual and relationship violence – is a critical campus concern. The University strictly prohibits the crimes of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking. Further, these crimes have no place within our University community. The federal Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) placed new obligations with colleges and universities under its Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act provision in 2014. These new regulations are designed, in part, to help prevent sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking, while also raising awareness and providing support at every turn. Our campus community is committed to creating a safe environment for all faculty, staff and students and this brochure offers resources and useful information. The useful information includes reporting responsibilities, resources and where to locate the procedures to address allegations of sexual and relationship violence.