If you have experienced discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, you are strongly encouraged to make a report to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX. Reporting can help to ensure your safety as well as the safety of the entire campus community. Retaliation against any person for making a report or participating in an investigation is strictly prohibited. You have the right to report without further participation in an investigation.
Third-Party and Anonymous Reports
The EO/Title IX Coordinator accepts anonymous and third-party reports of conduct and will follow up on such reports. The individual making the report is encouraged to provide as much detailed information as possible to allow the coordinator to investigate and respond as appropriate. The EO/Title IX Coordinator may be limited in the ability to investigate an anonymous report unless sufficient information is furnished to her to conduct a meaningful and fair investigation.
Ways to Submit a Report
By Contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX
- You can report to make a record. If your goal is to make a record, UM will use this information to track incidents and assess patterns so we can consider the information in plans for awareness raising, prevention, and response.
- You can report to seek campus and community resources and identify informal options calculated to stop and address the concerning behavior. Assistance can take many forms including safety planning, training, and education; help in stopping contact; and other restorative processes. Supportive and protective measures may include counseling, extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments, modifications of work or class schedules, campus escort services, changes in work or housing locations, leaves of absence, increased security and monitoring of certain areas of campus, safety planning, referrals to on and off-campus services, trainings, mutual restrictions on contact, and other similar measures.
- You can report to discuss options regarding a formal process, which involve signing a Formal Complaint and initiating an investigation by trained impartial EO/Title IX investigators.