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Reporting Discrimination and Harassment

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UB’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides for a prompt investigation of reports of prohibited behavior.

Reporting Discrimination and Harassment

  • The reporting procedure is available for all members of the University community, including students, faculty and staff.
  • You will be protected against retaliation for filing a complaint and/or participating in an investigation.  You cannot be punished, harassed or treated adversely for having come forward.
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) will inform you of each step in the investigation.  No action will be taken on your report without advising you of what is happening.
  • UB will take prompt and effective remedial action in response to any harassing or discriminatory behavior.
  • You may call EDI anonymously if you wish to discuss a situation and learn about your options.
6/19/14
Each investigation is guided by the need to balance the remedy of unlawful discrimination and harassment with principles of fairness, due process and confidentiality.
3/28/17

Explains your rights if you are reporting discrimination, if you've been accused of discrimination or if you are contacted as a third-party witness.

6/19/14
Whether or not you wish to report discrimination to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), you have the option of seeking assistance from external enforcement agencies.
2/16/17

Common questions and concerns when reporting discrimination.

3/29/17
If you are considering a report of discrimination or harassment and would like to be contacted, please fill out this form.
4/26/17

Allows for the anonymous reporting of suspected criminal activity.

Forms of Discrimination and Harassment

UB policy prohibits discrimination and harassment on the following bases:

UB Policy also requires that accommodations be provided when reasonable and necessary due to disability, religion, pregnancy, maternity or breastfeeding status.