The information on this page is to help faculty staff understand their obligation to report incidents involving UO students. If you are a faculty staff member that wants support for an incident involving you or another faculty staff member and it is an emergency please contact 9‑1‑1. If there is no immediate danger contact the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at 541‑346‑3123.
Reporting incidents of sexual harassment by or involving university students
On receiving notice of an incident of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, gender-based harassment or bullying, and stalking involving a student, UO faculty and staff should assess if a student needs immediate medical attention or if there is an imminent danger to the student or others. If a student needs immediate medical attention or there is imminent danger to the student or others, call 9‑1‑1.
After assessing immediate medical or safety needs, all university employees, except those deemed confidential by the university or with narrowly defined and legally recognized privilege such as some University Health Center and University Counseling Center professionals providing health or counseling services, have a duty to report any incidents involving sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment or bullying, and stalking.
- Report incidents involving alleged student behavior toward students to the the Office of Crisis Intervention and Sexual Assault Support Services at 541-346-8194 or the Dean of Students at 541-346-3216.
Reporting incidents of sexual harassment by or involving university employees
- Report incidents involving alleged employee (faculty or staff) behavior toward students or employees to the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at 541‑346‑3123.
It is important to note that the obligation to report these incidents does NOT require that faculty staff ask additional questions of the student or “investigate” the student’s situation. In fact, faculty and staff are encouraged not to attempt to gather more information for the report as there are specially trained staff to handle these situations in a manner which best preserves a student’s options, including choosing what information to share and with whom. Our priority is to not re-traumatize a student by asking them to share more than they wish or to repeat their story.
Required federal law to investigate all reports
The UO is required by federal law to investigate all reports based on available information and wants the student to have a clear understanding of their rights before they decide whether they want to disclose additional information. Support services and accommodations provided to the student are NOT contingent on the student providing more information or participating in an investigation. For more information regarding reporting, see prevention.uoregon.edu/resources or contact the Title IX Coordinator at 541-346-8136 or the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at 541-346-3123.