Suggested Syllabus Language

Syllabus Language Option Recommendation by the Title IX Coordinator

Faculty members are asked to consider using this brief statement, which also links to the broader language below, on your syllabus:

I am a [designated reporter/student-directed employee]. For information about my reporting obligations as an employee, please see Employee Reporting Obligations on the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance (OICRC) website. Students experiencing any form of prohibited discrimination or harassment, including sex or gender-based violence, may seek information and resources at safe.uoregon.edu, respect.uoregon.edu, or investigations.uoregon.edu or contact the non-confidential Title IX office/Office of Civil Rights Compliance (541-346-3123), or Dean of Students offices (541-346-3216), or call the 24-7 hotline 541-346-SAFE for help. I am also a mandatory reporter of child abuse. Please find more information at Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Faculty and Instructors are strongly encouraged to put the following, more complete statement in their syllabi:

Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment Reporting
Any student who has experienced sexual assault, relationship violence, sex or gender-based bullying, stalking, and/or sexual harassment may seek resources and help at safe.uoregon.edu. To get help by phone, a student can also call either the UO’s 24-hour hotline at 541-346-SAFE [7244], or the non-confidential Title IX Coordinator/OICRC at 541-346-3123.

Students experiencing any other form of prohibited discrimination or harassment may find information and resources at investigations.uoregon.edu or contact the non-confidential Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance at 541-346-3123 or the Dean of Students Office at 541-346-3216 for help. As UO policy has different reporting requirements based on the nature of the reported harassment or discrimination, additional information about reporting requirements for discrimination or harassment unrelated to sexual assault, relationship violence, sex or gender-based bullying, stalking, and/or sexual harassment is available in the Employee Responsibilities section of the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance website.

Specific details about confidentiality of information and reporting obligations of employees can be found at investigations.uoregon.edu/employee-responsibilities.

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse
UO employees, including faculty, staff, and GEs, are mandatory reporters of child abuse. This statement is to advise you that your disclosure of information about child abuse to a UO employee may trigger the UO employee’s duty to report that information to the designated authorities. Please refer to the following link for detailed information about mandatory reporting: Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Additional Recommended Language according to Status as Employee: In addition to the above language, we strongly recommend that you add something addressing your own reporter status. If you are uncertain about which category applies to you, look at Employee Reporting Obligations, ask your Unit Head, or call the HR Compliance Officer, Tiffany Ray at 541-346-2325.

For example, use ONE of the following:

If the Instructor is a Student-Directed Employee
The instructor of this class, as a Student Directed-Employee, will direct students who disclose sexual harassment or sexual violence to resources that can help and will only report the information shared to the university administration when the student requests that the information be reported (unless someone is in imminent risk of serious harm or a minor). The instructor of this class is required to report all other forms of prohibited discrimination or harassment to the university administration.

If the Instructor is a Designated Reporter
The instructor of this class, as a Designated Reporter, will direct students who disclose sexual harassment or sexual violence to resources that can help and has the responsibility to report the information shared with them to the university administration. The instructor of this class is required to report all other forms of prohibited discrimination or harassment to the university administration.

If the Instructor is a Student-Directed Employee Who is Also a Campus Security Authority (CSA)
The instructor of this class, as a Student-Directed Employee, will direct students who disclose sexual harassment or sexual violence to resources that can help and will only report the information shared to the university administrator when the student requests that the information be reported (unless someone is in imminent risk of serious harm or a minor); and forward de-identified information to the Clery Office for statistical purposes only. The instructor of this class is required to report all other forms of prohibited discrimination or harassment to the university administration.

If the course has teaching assistants (GEs), then similar statements should be made for them, according to their status as reporter (this could be done by simply including the GEs in the statements above if they have the same status as the instructor, or including a separate statement for each GE if their status is different than the instructor’s).