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Prohibited Discrimination and Retaliation Policy

This policy applies to students, employees, and other members of the campus community, sets forth all protected characteristics under university policy, defines prohibited conduct, including discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment, and expressly prohibits retaliation against those who file a formal complaint or participate in a formal university process. 

The policy also clearly identifies employees by their reporting obligations:

  • Designated Reporters are employees who are required to report all disclosures of prohibited discrimination or harassment from students and employees to the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance.
  • Assisting Employees are not required to share information disclosed to them by students and employees with the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance, but they are required to provide support and resources and expressly ask the reporting party whether they want help in submitting a report.
  • Confidential Employees have a professional obligation to not disclose information shared with them and are able to keep disclosures confidential.

OICRC will use the policy in place at the time the conduct at issue is alleged to have occurred.  

Previous V.11.02 Prohibited Discrimination and Retaliation Policy, effective August 18, 2016, through August 15, 2021

Former Oregon Administrative Rule Chapter 580 Division 15 - Discrimination, UO Policy effective July 1, 2014

Former Oregon Administrative Rule Chapter 571 Division 3 – Grievance Procedures, UO Policy effective July 1, 2014

Oregon Administrative Rule Chapter 580, Division 15 – Discrimination

Oregon Administrative Rule Chapter 571, Division 3 – Grievance Procedures

Conflicts of Interest and Abuses of Power: Sexual, Physically Intimate, or Romantic Relationships with Students

This policy addresses sexual, physically intimate, or romantic relationships between employees and students, where the employee has or may have power or authority over a student. It is the responsibility of employees — not students — to comply with the policy, which is meant to foster a learning environment characterized by professional behavior and fair and impartial treatment.

Student Conduct Code

The University of Oregon Student Conduct Code ensures your rights as a student are protected. While you’re entitled to respect and civility, you also have responsibilities to the campus community. The code outlines these responsibilities and the university’s expectations for your behavior as a UO student. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards serves the important role of upholding the standards of the university community through the administration of an educational and student-centered conduct process. In this process, the SCCS educates students about self-accountability, social responsibility, and academic integrity. 

OICRC will use the Student Conduct Code in place at the time the conduct at issue is alleged to have occurred.  Previous versions of Student Conduct Code: 

Student Conduct Code effective August 15, 2020 — August 14, 2021

Student Conduct Code effective May 23, 2019 – August 14, 2020 

Student Conduct Code effective March 5, 2019 – May 22, 2019 

Student Conduct Code effective December 10, 2018 – March 4, 2019  

Student Conduct Code effective June 19, 2018 – December 9, 2018  

Student Conduct Code effective June 4, 2015 – June 18, 2018  

Student Conduct Code effective September 11, 2014 – June 3, 2015  

Protection of Minors

This policy intends to outline responsibilities related to the protection of minors at the university. Employees are mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect by law.

Religious Observances

Upon request, the university will make reasonable accommodations for students who are unable to attend a class due to a religious observance. For more information or to request a religious accommodation, visit the Office of the Registrar's website.

Employees may request religious accommodations by contacting Employee and Labor Relations. More information can be found on the Human Resources website.

General Statement on Protecting Privacy

The Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance makes every effort to protect the privacy of those who participate in the investigation and resolution process by limiting the number of people who may access information gathered throughout the complaint resolution process. For more information, please see the Title IX Coordinator’s notice of privacy practices.