After submitting your report, the University will assign the report to the appropriate office to investigate and respond. For example, reports involving students may be handled by the Office of Student Conduct, or if involving faculty, to the Academic Senate. Additional offices that may outreach or respond to incidents are the Office of Title IX, Office of Equal Opportunity, Human Resources, or others. We try to limit the number of offices involved to include only the ones necessary and appropriate for the report.
If you have been impacted by a bias incident or hate crime, you will be presented with a variety of options over which you will have decision-making authority. You will have input throughout the process, and the University will support you in organizing whatever response you choose. You will be treated with respect and sensitivity, and your report will be considered private.
Please keep in mind that some University employees are required to make certain disclosures by law.
For example, many university employees are required to:
- File a report with the Clery Coordinator if they receive a report of a covered crime alleged to have occurred on covered property (including on-campus or in adjacent public areas).
- File a report with the Title IX Officer if they learn of an alleged violation of the University's Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) Policy.
- File a report about alleged child abuse or neglect under CANRA.
Other disclosures might also be required. If you have any questions or concerns about required disclosures, ask the staff member you are speaking with about their disclosure requirements before sharing any details of the incident.