Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable and inclusive working and learning environment. All individuals who are participating in university programs and activities, and all those who apply to participate in university programs and activities, have the right to do so fully, free from prohibited discrimination, discriminatory harassment, bullying, and retaliation.


Individuals who feel they are being treated disparately because of a protected status, in retaliation for engaging in a protected activity, or who believe they are subjected to behavior that rises to the level of bullying, are encouraged to promptly report concerns the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) or to otherwise document any incidents involving related conduct.

EOA can provide information on available rights and resources and consultation to individuals even if they do not submit a formal complaint to EOA and/or if they do not want to proceed with a resolution into their situation. For individuals seeking a resolution through EOA, several informal resolution options are available or EOA may proceed with an investigation when the alleged conduct could violate OSU policy.


EOA is not a confidential office. We keep reports made to our office as private and confidential as possible during and after EOA’s involvement in a matter, but we may need to share information with other offices (such as Human Resources) so that we can best assist with the concern. We protect complaint and investigation information to the fullest extent allowed by relevant laws.

There are confidential offices on and off campus who can hear concerns and provide support, but are not required to take action with the information. Visit Resources for confidential campus and community resources or contact the University Ombuds Office, which is a confidential university resource available to all students and employees.

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