Report to the University
The university endeavors to respond promptly when incidents of discrimination or sexual misconduct are reported to the Office of Equity, including the Title IX Coordinator, or when incidents of sexual misconduct are reported to a Reporting Employee.
When the Office of Equity receives an incident report, it will contact the person who experienced the sexual misconduct or discrimination (the Claimant) to provide information about reporting options, supportive measures, designated confidential resources, and the Office of Equity grievance process.
For information on reporting to police, visit usu.edu/dps/police/sexual-assault.
Privacy of Information Shared
The Office of Equity and any other Reporting Employee(s) who receives a disclosure of Sexual Misconduct will respect and safeguard the privacy of the individual(s) involved. The Office of Equity will only disclose information as necessary to provide supportive measures, to investigate a formal complaint, when needed to ensure a non-discriminatory environment and/or the safety of campus and campus community members, or to otherwise meet its responsibilities under state and federal law, and USU’s policies and procedures.
The Office of Equity will respect and recognize a Claimant’s request that their name or report not be disclosed to a Respondent unless the Office of Equity concludes that it must move forward with a university-driven investigation or another action in order to provide a safe, non-discriminatory environment for all Students, Employees, and the campus community, including the Claimant.
Designated Confidential Resources and other off-campus services are available to speak confidentially and provide confidential services.
Reports about discrimination and sexual misconduct can be made anonymously. However, anonymous reports do not always contain enough information to pursue an investigation that can lead to disciplinary action.
Reporting Employees cannot report anonymously and are required to include their name when filing a report about sexual misconduct.
Amnesty for Student Code Violations
USU offers amnesty for drug and alcohol policy violations of the Student Code when a student reports an incident of sexual misconduct, whether they experienced or witnessed it. For example, if you experience or witness sexual assault and report it to the Title IX Coordinator, you will not get in trouble for a student code violation such as underage drinking or having alcohol on campus. Students who participate as a witness in a sexual misconduct grievance process are also granted amnesty, though they may be encouraged to participate in health education.
How to Report
Choose from the options below.
Reports about sexual misconduct and discrimination can be made anonymously. However, anonymous reports do not always contain enough information to pursue an investigation that can lead to disciplinary action. Reporting Employees are the only individuals who are required to include their name when filing a report about sexual misconduct.
Report Sexual Misconduct
Report an incident involving an alleged violation of interim USU Sexual Misconduct Policy 339 or 339A, which include: sexual harassment, relationship violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, and sex-based stalking. You can file a report on your own behalf or on behalf of anyone who may have experienced sexual misconduct. View the interim 339 and 339A procedures that are applicable to an incident report based on when the report is submitted.
Report an incident of discrimination or harassment based on protected categories of people including: race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 and older), disability, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran ("Protected Characteristics"). You can file a report on your own behalf or on behalf of anyone who may have experienced discrimination.
Report Sexual Misconduct
According to interim USU Policy 340, Reporting Employees are required to report an incident involving an alleged violation of interim USU Sexual Misconduct Policies 339 or 339A, which include: sexual harassment, relationship violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, and sex-based stalking. View the interim 339 and 339A procedures that are applicable to an incident report based on when the report is submitted.