Employee reporting responsibilities

For the most up-to-date information regarding employee reporting responsibilities, please visit the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance website.

February 23, 2016

Dear colleagues,

The University of Oregon is committed to providing a safe, respectful, inclusive learning and working environment for students, faculty, and staff. Everyone on campus has the right to be free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct in any form. Together, we share the responsibility to foster and demand a culture of respect at the UO.

To meet this commitment, the UO requires all employees who receive credible information about prohibited discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, to report that information to the Office of Affirmative Action, the Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Crisis Intervention and Sexual Violence Support Services. More information about how to meet this reporting responsibility is available on the Reporting and Resources page of the UO’s prevention website.

This responsibility ensures that the UO is able to provide support and services to students and employees who experience discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct, and to work to prevent these incidents from happening again.

The UO has temporarily updated its reporting policy to reflect the recent hire of an interim Title IX Coordinator and to clarify employee responsibilities. Under the policy, the only exceptions to the reporting requirements are employees designated as confidential resources, employees conducting very specific research focused on prohibited discrimination, and information employees receive during survivor awareness events such as “Take Back the Night.” The updated temporary policy can be found in the policy library and will go through the formal policy review process before any changes become permanent.

Here are some additional resources you may find helpful related to reporting incidents and assisting students:

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind all employees that you are required by law to report incidents of child abuse to law enforcement or to the Oregon Department of Human Services.

We are a community of people who care about each other and stand up for each other. We must all work together to end discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct in any form.

See something. Say something. Do something.


Robin Holmes, Vice President for Student Life
Darci Heroy, Assistant Vice President and Title IX Coordinator
Penny Daugherty, Director of Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity and Deputy Title IX Officer