Discriminatory Harassment–Discriminatory Treatment Complaint Procedures

If a person feels that their treatment has been unfairly discriminatory, they are encouraged to file a complaint. The following procedures are intended to be used in any case of alleged harassment and/or discriminatory actions on the basis of a person’s race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, genetic information, or marital status, veteran status, or disability. Violations of state and federal law and the policies could lead to discipline and possible dismissal.

All complaints are given serious consideration. Informal resolutions should be explored first. The informal process serves to formulate appropriate resolutions at the most local level. Formal treatment may be specifically requested by either party or Institutional Equity and Inclusion in a written notice at any time.

If you are an employee and you are experiencing difficulties that do not pertain to protected class issues, please refer to policy 6.13.1 - Employee Complaints and Grievance Procedures.

Complaints Involving Students

If you are a student and filing a complaint of discrimination on the basis of sex can include gender discrimination, pregnant and parenting discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion, the complaint processes is included in the Student Conduct Policies for Sexual and/or Relationship Misconduct.  

If you are a student and want to file a complaint that could be in violation of a policy enforced by Institutional Equity and Inclusion other than the above, the complaint processes could follow the Student Conduct Polices or Institutional Equity and Inclusion processes listed above. This would be determined at the time the complaint is reported.