Each investigation is guided by the need to balance the remedy of unlawful discrimination and harassment with principles of fairness, due process and confidentiality.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion's (EDI) investigation will generally include the following steps:
With or without an investigation, EDI can work with the parties to assist in resolving a complaint. When appropriate, parties can also elect to work toward a remedy through conflict resolution.
An investigation can result in the following:
Cases involving alleged misconduct and/or criminal action may also result in a referral to University Police, Employee Relations, Student Conduct or the Dean of Students Office.
Reporting discrimination is considered a "protected activity" by law. That means that no one can take action against a person for reporting discrimination or participating as a witness in an investigation. Contact EDI if you have any concerns about possible retaliation.