Reporting Discrimination and Harassment

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

  • 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.
  • 1/19/21
    Each investigation is guided by the need to balance the remedy of unlawful discrimination and harassment with principles of fairness, due process and confidentiality.
  • 1/30/20
    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.
  • 11/7/19
    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.
  • 12/17/19
    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.