Filing A Formal Complaint

The University strongly encourages you to report incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or retaliation to the Title IX Coordinator. 

If you are a complainant, you are not required to file a formal complaint with the University; however, complainants have access to resources and information about the available options for filing a complaint.  You can access supportive measures even if you choose not to file a formal complaint.  

If you choose to file a formal complaint to initiate a University investigation, this enables the University to appropriately respond by conducting a prompt, thorough, and equitable investigation and, if warranted, taking disciplinary action against a respondent.

A formal complaint is required to begin an investigation under the Policy on Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking.

Prior to completing the formal complaint form, the Title IX Coordinator or other Title IX official will review the following with the complainant:

  • The availability of supportive measures (whether or not a formal complaint is filed);
  • The process for filing a formal complaint; and 
  • The investigation, hearings and appeals process. 

To initiate a formal complaint, you must provide the following information to the Title IX Coordinator:

  • Your name
  • Name of the respondent
  • Date of the incident (if known)
  • Location of the incident (if known)
  • A description of the prohibited conduct

The Title IX Coordinator will assist you to complete the appropriate formal complaint procedure and submit your formal complaint.