COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
In order to promote social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance has transitioned to offering most services remotely. Thank you for your understanding and patience as together we work to sustain the health and well-being of our campus community.
We are committed to maintaining high levels of service during this time. Our staff will continue to check and respond to voicemails and emails. We will also continue to respond to discrimination and harassment reports submitted through our website.
Refer to the site linked below for official updates regarding the University of Oregon’s response to COVID-19, including frequently asked questions.
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If you wish to report anonymously, use the Maxient form but do not enter your name, contact information, or any other identifying information.
The university is committed to respecting the wishes of those who choose to report anonymously and will pursue steps to mitigate the effects of the alleged harassment or misconduct and prevent its recurrence. However, in certain cases where anonymous reports contain information about significant threats to the health and safety of an individual or the campus community, the University may take steps to attempt to identify the source of the report. This may include reports of use of weapons, threats of violence or property damage, intentionally false reports or the intention to harm self or others.
Changes to Federal Title IX Regulations
On May 6, 2020 the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued new regulations mandating how UO and all colleges and universities must investigate and adjudicate sexual misconduct cases under Title IX, the federal statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in any federally funded education program or activity.
The UO is carefully reviewing the new regulations and determining how to implement the new requirements in a way that best preserves its current system’s fairness, thoroughness, and sensitivity to the needs and rights of all parties. As part of this process, UO will engage and seek input from the university community through the Standard Operating Procedures advisory group, which performs an annual review of the Title IX adjudication procedures.
UO’s revised student sexual misconduct procedures will become effective on August 14, 2020. Persons wishing to provide nonconfidential input are invited to contact the Office of the Dean of Students at email@example.com or the Title IX Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Committed to Inclusion
"The university’s leadership team stands united in our resolve to do whatever we can to enable every member of our community to flourish and contribute. I also want to make absolutely clear that we condemn any threat or effort to intimidate anyone at the university. We are a community of scholars. Efforts to divide us based upon the color of our skin, our nationality, our immigration status, our abilities, our diversity of thought, our gender, or our sexual orientation must be called out and stopped."
—University of Oregon President Michael Schill
Title IX is a federal statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, which has been interpreted to include gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. Under Title IX, all members of the University of Oregon community—students, faculty, staff, applicants for admission, and applicants for employment—are protected from gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.